Based in the New York office, Tracey Gurd is senior advocacy officer for the Open Society Justice Initiative. Working closely with the office of the Open Society Foundations International Advocacy Director, Gurd provides strategic advocacy direction to the Justice Initiative’s work and support Justice Initiative staff to develop advocacy initiatives at national, regional, and international levels consistent with the network’s overall advocacy priorities.
Gurd worked for six years with the Justice Initiative on issues of international justice, focused specifically on monitoring and advocacy related to the Extraordinary Chambers in Cambodia, the Special Court for Sierra Leone, and the International Criminal Court. Prior to joining the Open Society Foundations, Gurd worked as a legal academic, a journalist, and an international policy advisor for the Australian government in both Australia and Central Europe. Gurd co-edited an academic collection on women and armed conflict, Listening to the Silences: Women and War.