Sapna Chhatpar Considine
Managing Director (New York)
Sapna Chhatpar Considine is a Managing Director at Strategy for Humanity, where she leads its New York operations and serves as the lead on Strategy for Humanity's multilateral issues portfolio. Her subject matter expertise includes human rights and atrocity prevention, peacebuilding and sustaining peace, and United Nations processes and structures.
Since joining Strategy for Humanity in 2016, Sapna has authored policy and research papers, facilitated small and large (in-person and virtual) convenings, and served as her clients’ liaison to government representatives, U.N. officials, regional bodies, and civil society. She has helped clients improve organizational structures, develop governance guidelines, design strategic plans, and evaluate and implement programs. Over her career, Sapna has cultivated and coordinated global networks and coalitions of organizations.
Sapna’s current and past clients include the International Peace Institute, iACT, Together for Girls, the Brave Movement to End Childhood Sexual Violence, Darkness to Light, Keep Kids Safe, the Stanley Center for Peace and Security, Security Council Report, the Quaker United Nations Office, Cordaid, Peace Direct, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the United Nations Office for the Prevention of Genocide and the Responsibility to Protect, and the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict.
Prior to joining Strategy for Humanity, Sapna served as the co-founder and Program Director of the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect (ICRtoP), an international network of civil society organizations working to prevent genocide and mass atrocities. Over her ten years at ICRtoP, Sapna built a global movement of hundreds of NGOs from all over the world coming together to mobilize action for the prevention of genocide and mass atrocities. Sapna is an expert contributor to global and regional discussions on the prevention of mass violence and atrocity crimes, conflict prevention, and peacebuilding.
Earlier in her career, Sapna worked for a U.S. Congressman, serving as his lead on international affairs and working to respond to human rights crises. She also worked at a DC-based civil rights law firm, which specialized in class action employment discrimination law. She began her career working at the grassroots level to mobilize students, policymakers, and the general public to support democratic freedoms in Burma.
Sapna holds a Master of International Affairs, focusing on Human Rights, from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from the American University in Washington, DC.
A selection of Sapna’s publications include:
Blog Post: Sapna Chhatpar Considine and Lesley Connelly, “Peacebuilding Approaches to Sustaining Peace: Views from Local Peacebuilders”, Peace Direct and International Peace Institute (IPI Issue Brief, April 2018)
Consultation Report: Local Voices for Peace, Local Peacebuilding Approaches to Atrocity Prevention (Peace Direct, April 2018)
Peer-reviewed article: “The Responsibility to Protect: Guidelines for the International Community to Prevent and React to Genocide and Mass Atrocities”
Book chapter: “Realizing the Responsibility to Protect During Emerging and Acute Crises: A Civil Society Proposal for the United Nations” in Responsibility to Protect: The Global Moral Compact for the 21st Century (Palgrave MacMillan, 2008).
Guest Editor of a volume on Civil Society Perspectives on the Responsibility to Protect in Global Responsibility to Protect (Brill, 2011).
Training toolkit: International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect Toolkit on the Responsibility to Protect