Anya Schiffrin

Member, Global Board at Open Society Foundations

Anya Schiffrin

Anya Schiffrin

Member, Global Board at Open Society Foundations

Biography

Anya Schiffrin is the director of the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs’ International Media, Advocacy, and Communications Specialization. She spent 10 years working overseas as a journalist in Europe and Asia, writing for a number of different magazines and newspapers. Schiffrin was bureau chief for Dow Jones Newswires in Amsterdam and Hanoi and wrote regularly for the Wall Street Journal. She was a Knight-Bagehot Fellow at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism in 1999–2000 and then a senior writer at the Industry Standard, covering banking and finance.

In addition to her work at Columbia University, Schiffrin directs the journalism training programs of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, a global economic think tank based at Columbia University. She organizes seminars around the world to strengthen the capacity of journalists in developing countries to cover finance and economics.

Schiffrin currently serves on the advisory board of Revenue Watch, an international NGO which seeks to ensure that developing countries receive the full benefit of their natural resources and can use them to promote development.

Overview
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249

Number of Boards

2

Birthday

12/06/1962

Age

55

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Founding President at Natural Resource Governance Institute

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Co-Founder at The Institute for New Economic Thinking, Inc.

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Director, Money & the Public Interest Program at Open Society Foundations

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Trustee/President, Chief Executive Officer at Open Society Institute

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Editor at The Economists' Voice

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Founder at Trace Foundation

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President at Bard College

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Trustee at Open Society Institute

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President Emeritus at Service Employees International Union

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Founder at JS Capital Management LLC

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Member, Global Board at Open Society Foundations
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Vice President, Business & Market Development at Coursera, Inc.

Coursera, Inc. operates as an online education company that offers courses, specializations, and degrees from universities and educational institutions. Its courses include arts, chemistry, engineering, food and nutrition, health, humanities, law, medicine and music. The company was founded by Daphne Koller and Andrew Y. Ng in 2012 and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.

Boards & Committees
Member, Global Board
Current

The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant societies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people. They seek to strengthen the rule of law; respect for human rights, minorities, and a diversity of opinions; democratically elected governments; and a civil society that helps keep government power in check. They help to shape public policies that assure greater fairness in political, legal, and economic systems and safeguard fundamental rights. They implement initiatives to advance justice, education, public health, and independent media. They build alliances across borders and continents on issues such as corruption and freedom of information. Working in every part of the world, the Open Society Foundations place a high priority on protecting and improving the lives of people in marginalized communities.

Member, Advisory Board
Current

The Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) helps people to realize the benefits of their countries’ endowments of oil, gas and minerals. NRGI do this through technical advice, advocacy, applied research, policy analysis, and capacity development. NRGI work with innovative agents of change within government ministries, civil society, the media, legislatures, the private sector, and international institutions to promote accountable and effective governance in the extractive industries.

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