Ari Shaw

Ari Shaw

Director of International Programs

Ari Shaw, P.h.D., is Director of International Programs at the Williams Institute, specializing in international human rights, LGBTI politics, and U.S. foreign policy. He was previously on the senior staff at Columbia World Projects and has worked on human rights, global governance, and LGBTI issues for the Open Society Foundations, the Gill Foundation, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the United Nations Association of the USA, among others. Ari was a visiting researcher at the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia, where he was a Fulbright Scholar. He was also a Multirights Fellow at the Norwegian Centre on Human Rights in Oslo. He holds a B.A. in government from Harvard College, an M.Sc. in international relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a Ph.D. in political science from Northwestern University.