Distinguished Service Professor of Public Policy and Head of Heinz College in Washington, DC
Sarah Mendelson joined Heinz College in Spring 2018.
Ambassador Sarah E. Mendelson served as the US Representative to the Economic and Social Council at the United Nations until January 20, 2017. Confirmed by the Senate in October 2015, she was the USUN lead on international development, human rights, and humanitarian affairs. There she oversaw campaigns to get country-specific resolutions passed in the General Assembly and to get NGOs, including the Committee to Protect Journalists, accredited to the UN. She led efforts to elevate the issue of combating human trafficking and was
Publications & Honors
- Weaponizing Social Media: Heinz Experts on Troll Farms and Fake News, Heinz College News, October 2018 (https://www.heinz.cmu.edu/media/2018/October/troll-farms-and-fake-news-social-media-weaponization)
- The Putin Problem: Ambassador Mendelson Talks Policy, Propaganda, and Russian Politics, Heinz College News, October 2018 (https://www.heinz.cmu.edu/media/2018/October/the-putin-problem
- Young People, the Sustainable Development Goals, and the Liberal World Order: What is to Be Done?, International Insights, NYU Center for International Cooperation, October 9, 2018, https://medium.com/cic-international-insights/young-people-the-sustainable-development-goals-and-the-liberal-world-order-what-is-to-be-done-fc648e3b2d21