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Emily Prey

Director, Gender Policy

Emily Prey is a Director at the New Lines Institute. She served as an advisor on and contributed to the institute’s groundbreaking independent expert reports: “The Uyghur Genocide: An Examination of China’s Breaches of the Genocide Convention” and “An Independent Legal Analysis of the Russian Federation’s Breaches of the Genocide Convention in Ukraine and the Duty to Prevent.” Her work has been published in several international publications including Foreign Policy, The Dhaka Tribune, and Praxis Journal of Human Security. 

Prey has been interviewed by international media, including The New York Times, CNN, Radio France International, ilGiornale, and Radio Free Asia Institute for her expertise on gender, conflict-related sexual violence, and genocide. She has briefed members of Congress and their staff, U.S. government agencies, and members of parliaments around the world on genocide; conflict-related sexual violence; and Women, Peace and Security. Prey is the founder of “Gendering Geopolitics,” a popular Twitter Live series where she uses a gendered lens to interview prominent female diplomats, journalist, activists and more around the world for 10 minutes on a particular issue. 

Prior to joining the New Lines Institute, she served as Project Manager of the Financial Integration in Displacement Initiative of the International Rescue Committee at Tufts University. She has also worked with the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) and multiple global NGOs. She has several years of experience living and working in international development settings in Southeast Asia, East Africa, and the Middle East. She obtained her Master’s degree in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University and her Bachelor’s in History from Williams College. She tweets at @eepreylove. 

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