Louise Kantrow

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Dr. Louise Kantrow is currently the U.N. Representative for the International Chamber of Commerce. Previously, she was the Executive Director of the International League for Human Rights, one of the nation’s oldest human rights organizations.

"Dr. Kantrow’s distinguished career includes service at the United Nations, the United States Agency for International Development, the Population Council and the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA). As Executive Vice President at UNA-USA (1999-2002), she directed key administrative and programmatic functions and oversaw initiatives to strengthen the organization’s grassroots constituency. As Director of Operations at the Population Council (1994–1998), Dr. Kantrow supervised communication between headquarters and country offices regarding program implementation, financial management and strategic and financial planning.

"Before joining the Population Council, Dr. Kantrow spent 18 years in the United Nations’ Department of Technical Cooperation for Development where she managed technical cooperation projects in the areas of population and development including design, implementation, and negotiation with governments and donor agencies. She has traveled and worked extensively in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Author and contributor to numerous United Nations publications on population issues, Dr. Kantrow represented the United Nations Department of Political Affairs on several missions to coordinate international election observers for presidential and legislative elections in Niger and Burundi in 1993.

"Dr. Kantrow served as Senior Economist in the Policy Development Division of USAID while on Leave of Absence from the U.N. in 1989-1990.

"Dr. Kantrow received her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Michigan and earned both a Master’s degree and Doctorate in Demography and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Kantrow speaks English and French." [1]

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  1. Directors, PCI-Media Impact, accessed September 16, 2008.

External links

  • "Louise Kantrow", Nebraska News , Nebraska State Council for the Social Studies, September 2005.