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Patricia Davis

Director for Global Programs, Human Rights & Labor, US Department of State, USA

Patricia Davis is a director of the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) Office of Global Programs, where she oversees the development and funding of DRL’s human rights, democracy, and labor programs, ensuring the programs are tied to the department’s foreign policy goals.  One major initiative she oversees is the multilateral Global Equality Fund, which supports nearly 20 million USD for programs to promote the rights and protections of the LGBT community worldwide. Dr. Davis began her government career in DRL as a desk officer for Europe and later for Central Asia. She then joined the National Security Council as director of democracy and human rights and later served as senior advisor for democracy at the US Agency for International Development before returning to DRL in her current position. Prior to her government service, she was a professor of political science at the University of Notre Dame, USA. Dr. Davis holds a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland.

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