Sushma Raman

Sushma Raman

Executive Director, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Sushma Raman is the Executive Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. She brings a rich and diverse background in philanthropy, human rights and social justice through her work in the U.S. and globally with the Ford Foundation and the Open Society Foundations, as well as her experience leading human rights programs and social justice foundations. Sushma has taught graduate courses on public policy and communications; global civil society, the state and the NGO sector at Harvard University, USC and UCLA. Sushma graduated from the mid-career MPA program from Harvard in 2013, where she was awarded the Lucius N. Littauer Fellowship in recognition of her academic achievements and leadership role within the Harvard community. She has a B.A. in Economics from Smith College and M.A. from UCLA.