Sanela Diana Jenkins HR Series : Never Again : Perspectives on Preventing Mass Killings



David Pressman,

Date and Time

March 1, 2011 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM


Open to Stanford faculty, students, staff, and visiting scholars.


Landau Economics Building ECON 140

FSI Contact

Michael Avanti Lopez

David Pressman is an American human rights lawyer and former aide to United States Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright. Pressman served as an advisor to Secretary Janet Napolitano and Chief of Staff to the Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security. Recently he was appointed by President Obama to serve as the Director for War Crimes and Atrocities on the National Security Council at the White House, where he coordinates the Government's efforts to prevent and respond to mass atrocities, genocide, and war crimes.

Pressman also advises a number of highly-visible individuals on foreign policy and related advocacy strategies. A 2008 Los Angeles Times article referred to him as George Clooney's "consigliere." With George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, and Jerry Weintraub, Pressman co-founded Not On Our Watch, a leading advocacy and grantmaking organization focused on raising awareness about mass-atrocities.

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