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Senior Research Fellow
Hauser Institute for Civil Society
Harvard Kennedy School
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Sherine Jayawickrama is a senior research fellow at the Hauser Institute focusing on humanitarian and human rights organizations and nonprofit governance. Sherine was formerly the domain manager of Hauser’s Humanitarian & Development NGOs work, which sought to enhance the impact of these organizations by strengthening interactions between scholars and practitioners and developing research of relevance to organizations working in the field. Sherine also directs the facilitation group of the NGO Leaders Forum, a semi-annual retreat for chief executives of major U.S.-based international relief and development NGOs to build trust, explore frontier challenges and consider collective action on pressing issues.
Prior to coming to Hauser, Ms. Jayawickrama worked for ten years at CARE USA in a variety of positions, including deputy regional director for Asia, senior policy analyst and special assistant to the president. Earlier in her career, she worked on freedom of expression issues at PEN American Center in New York City and on environmental policy issues in Sri Lanka at the Natural Resources & Environmental Policy Project (NAREPP). She grew up in Sri Lanka, and has a B.A. in Economics and International Relations from Scripps College, and an M.P.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.