Carr Center Names Lois Andreasen Executive Director

CAMBRIDGE, MA. – The Kennedy School of Government’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy announces the appointment of Lois Andreasen as its new Executive Director. In welcoming Lois, Carr Center Director Sarah Sewall said, “Lois brings experience and enthusiasm that will guide the Center’s growth and expand the policy impact of our work.”
Lois says, “I am honored to be selected as the new Executive Director and to work with the capable and energetic Carr Center team.  My mandate is to support the team in their response to the challenges of public policy problems and their commitment to make human rights principles central to the formulation of good public policy.”

Prior to joining the Carr Center this month, Lois worked in private industry in various roles including Senior Vice President & General Manager of SchlumbergerSema, Senior Vice President of Nortel Networks and President and CEO of private communications companies.  She began her career in academia as a Professor at the University of North Carolina and Montclair State University. She holds a Doctorate degree from the Texas Woman's University and an undergraduate degree from Penn State University.

In her role as executive director, Andreasen will manage strategic planning and fundraising around the Carr Center’s research program areas, including National Security and Human Rights and Measuring Impact in Human Rights, as well as overseeing the day-to-day activities of the Center.