Suzanne Nossel is chief executive officer at PEN America. Prior to joining PEN America, she served as the chief operating officer of Human Rights Watch and as executive director of Amnesty International USA. She served in the Obama Administration as deputy assistant secretary of state for international organizations, leading U.S. engagement at the United Nations and multilateral institutions on human right issues, and in the Clinton Administration as deputy to the U.S. ambassador for UN management and reform. She is a featured columnist for Foreign Policy and has published op-eds in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times, as well as scholarly articles in Foreign Affairs, Dissent, and Democracy, among others. Nossel serves on the board of directors of the Tides Foundation. She is a former senior fellow at the Century Foundation, the Center for American Progress, and the Council on Foreign Relations. Nossel is a magna cum laude graduate of both Harvard College and Harvard Law School.