Jerry Fowler

Jerry Fowler
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Jerry Fowler is the senior policy analyst for multilateral affairs at the Open Society Foundations (OSF), where he advocates for effective multilateralism in U.S. foreign policy and for improvements in multilateral institutions. 

He previously served as president of the Save Darfur Coalition from 2008 to 2010. His previous positions include founding director of the Committee on Conscience at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and legislative counsel at the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights. His publications include “Out of that Darkness: Preventing Genocide in the 21st Century,” in Century of Genocide: Eyewitness Accounts and Critical Views (Routledge, 2004). He also directed the short film A Good Man in Hell: General Romeo Dallaire and the Rwanda Genocide. He created and hosted Voices on Genocide Prevention, the Holocaust Museum’s award-winning interview program and podcast series. 

He has taught courses on human rights and related issues at Claremont McKenna College (where he was the Podlich Distinguished Visitor from 2006 to 2007), George Washington University Law School, George Mason University Law School, and the American University Summer Human Rights Institute. From 1983 to 1987, he served in the United States Army in the Federal Republic of Germany. Fowler received a JD from Stanford Law School and a BA from Princeton University.