Gender Expert Instructors

Amy HepburnAmy HepburnGender Expert Lecturer, Elliott School of International Affairs and Executive Director at WomenOne

Amy is an expert on children in adversity and has spent two decades driving social change in the non-profit, academic and public sectors. She has researched, published, and programmed extensively on the protection and care of vulnerable children and families. Her portfolio includes partnerships with community and international NGOs, the United Nations High Commissioner of Refugees in Geneva, the United States Department of State, and the United States Agency for International Development, Office of HIV/AIDS and the entertainment industry as a film Impact Producer. 


Andrea Bertone

Andrea Bertone, Professorial Lecturer & Gender Expert Instructor, Elliott School of International Affairs, and Director of Gender at FHI3260

Dr. Andrea M. Bertone is a political scientist with over a decade of experience practicing international development. She has been working on issues of gender equity, child protection, international  development, human rights, and human trafficking. Since 2003, she has been the Director of HumanTrafficking.org, the first comprehensive, publicly available, Internet-based information resource on human trafficking in Asia and the United States and selected global hotspots. Most recently, she managed a portfolio of girls' education projects at the Academy for Educational Development (AED) in sub-Saharan Africa.


Christie Edwards

Christie Edwards, Gender Expert Instructor, Elliott School of International Affairs and Director of International Humanitarian Law at American Red Cross

Christie Edwards has worked globally on international human rights, international humanitarian law, and gender issues for over 17 years. As the Director of International Humanitarian Law at the American Red Cross, Christie leads ARC’s legal education, public, and youth outreach efforts on IHL. She also teaches courses on Women, Rights, & Gender Equality and Gender and Conflict at the George Washington University Elliott School of International Service. Finally, Christie serves as the Chair of ASIL’s Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict. She received her J.D. from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, specializing in international human rights law. 


Jane Henrici

Jane Henrici, Professorial Lecturer & Gender Expert Instructor, Elliott School of International Affairs and Anthropology, Elliott School of International Affairs

Jane Henrici is an independent research and gender consultant with over 15 years of experience in U.S. and international research and development. Her work focuses on gender, diversity, and socioeconomic policy and programming; she has conducted projects on these topics in the Americas and Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa, and Eurasia. She is a specialist in participatory and transformative research and training and has in-depth knowledge about and experience in skills education and training; livelihoods development; poverty response; displacement and migration; and disaster recovery; in addition, she has conducted research and analyses on health care and coverage; diversity and inclusion in planning and development; and women's political participation.


Kristin Kim Bar

Kristin Kim Bart, Gender Expert Instructor, Elliott School of International Affairs and Senior Director of Gender Equality at International Rescue Committee

Kristin Kim Bart is dedicated to addressing inequality and violence in the lives of women and girls in developing and humanitarian contexts around the world. For the past decade, she has worked  for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) both in the field programs and at headquarters. Bart has over 15 years of experience specializing in programming to promote the rights, safety and  empowerment of women and girls in humanitarian and development settings.With the IRC, Kristin has lead programs in Liberia, Pakistan, Thailand and Uganda and provided onsite and remote technical support to a range of others including Iraq, Sierra Leone and the Democratic Republic of Congo. 


Liberata Mulamula

Ambassador Liberata Mulamula, Visiting Scholar, Elliott School of International Affairs

Ambassador Mulamula is a Visiting Scholar at the George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs’ Institute for African Studies. Her area of interest is Women and Leadership  in Africa. She has been a career diplomat with 35 years of experience having served in various capacities at the Tanzania Ministry of Foreign Affairs and its Diplomatic missions abroad including  Ambassador to the United States of America and Mexico (July 2013 to May 2015). Ambassador Mulamula is a Recipient of the Order of the United Republic of Tanzania 2015 Award for Distinguished Public Service and a member of various Boards and Women for peace Mediation network.


Lyric Thompson

Lyric Thompson, Gender Expert Instructor, Elliott School of International Affairs and Director of Policy & Advocacy at International Center for Research on Women 

Lyric Thompson is the Director of Policy and Advocacy at the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW). In this capacity she leads the institution’s formulation of evidence-based policy  recommendations and manages ICRW’s advocacy efforts with the US Government and internationally. She brings ten years of experience in global gender and development issues including  women, peace and security; women’s economic empowerment; violence against women; child marriage and adolescent girls’ issues.


Michele Clark

Michele Clark, Gender Expert Instructor, Elliott School of International Affairs and Executive Director of Artworks for Freedom

Michele Clark is an internationally recognized expert on combating trafficking in human beings with extensive policy and program experience addressing complex human trafficking problems on  five continents. She is currently an adjunct professor at the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University, where she teaches courses women's rights, human trafficking  and dissident movements. In 2014, she was the editor of and contributing author to the I Am Malala: A Resource Guide for Educators based on the memoir by Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai.