Jennifer L. Windsor became the Executive Director of Freedom House in January 2001. Freedom House is a non-partisan, non-profit organization which supports the expansion of freedom in the world through its analysis, advocacy, and action. Freedom House’s flagship publication, Freedom in the World, is an annual comparative assessment of the state of political rights and civil liberties in every country in the world. Freedom House conducts a variety of overseas programs including support to human rights defenders, civic groups, and independent media in Africa, Central Asia, the Middle East, Central and Eastern Europe, and Latin America.
She last served at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), serving as the Deputy Assistant Administrator and Director of the Center for Democracy and Governance. Previous to her work at USAID, she worked on Capitol Hill on foreign policy issues with Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan and Congressman Ted Weiss.
Ms. Windsor is a graduate of the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and Harvard University.