Jill Savitt

Human Rights Advocate

Jill Savitt is a human rights advocate with expertise in the fields of genocide prevention and strategic communications for advocacy campaigns on human rights issues. 

Currently and since 2009, Savitt is a Special Advisor to the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, working with the Center for the Prevention of Genocide, the unit of the Museum that focuses on contemporary mass atrocity crimes.  Savitt is also the Human Rights Curator for the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, a new museum in Atlanta that will open in May 2014. 

In 2007, before taking on these projects, Savitt founded and directed Dream for Darfur, a public advocacy campaign to urge the Chinese government to take specific actions regarding the Darfur crisis in the lead up to the 2008 Beijing Games. The New York Times Magazine profiled Savitt and the initiative in March 2008. 

Savitt began her career as a reporter for WAMU, the NPR affiliate in Washington, DC.  She graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Yale University.  She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.    

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