International Cooperation Department

Rory Mondshein

Director of Civic Engagement and Strategic Diplomacy
Rory Mondshein is a human rights advocate with 10 years of experience in multi-level policy and communications work. Holding a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Bard College and a Masters of Science in Human Rights from the London School of Economics & Political Science, Rory has supplemented her international NGO experiences with local-level human rights-based policymaking. In addition to coordinating educational programs in over a dozen countries, Rory has contributed to local politics through her advocacy, community work, and social impact program—Make It Appn—which used technology to help New Yorkers get access to social services and shelters. Rory currently supplements her local-level work by serving as a Communications Associate with UN2020, Climate Reality Leader, Carnegie New Leader, Vice Chair of IAPSS' Comparative Politics Research Committee, and Community Service Director for UNA USA SNY YP Board. She currently sits on the National Council for the United Nations Association of the United States of America.As a Robert J. Myers Fellow at the Carnegie Council, Rory focuses on the economics and externalities of disability exclusion in the United States.

As the Director of Civic Engagement and Strategic Diplomacy at IAPSS, Rory assists in the creation of partnership, sponsorship, prospective membership, and other agreement packages and related documents and correspondence for distribution to external organizations; and liaises with the regions to coordinate programs to facilitate the beginning of the Decade of Action for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.