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Ari Bassin is currently a fellow with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He previously served as a Senior Advisor focused on Transitional Justice for the US Department of State’s Office of Global Criminal Justice where he provided expert policy advice the Ambassador-at-Large on Global Criminal Justice and the broader department on issues related to transitional justice in order to help societies heal from legacies of atrocities and human rights abuses through truth, justice, reparation, and other guarantees of non-recurrence. Before working with the U.S. government Mr. Bassin worked for organizations including the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ), the World Bank, the International Organization for Migration, and Mercy Corps providing expert technical advice and support on issues related to transitional justice, peace building and conflict mitigation and management. Mr. Bassin’s has worked in contexts including Sri Lanka, Burma, Nepal, Indonesia, the Philippines, Cambodia, Thailand, Japan, Timor-Leste, the Solomon Islands, Colombia, Guatemala, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali, Sri Lanka, Iraq, Israel/Palestine, Sierra Leone, and Rwanda. Mr. Bassin taught the course “Transitional Justice: theory and practice” at Georgetown University Law School and has published on issues related to transitional justice, peace building, human rights, institutional reform, and international criminal law. Mr. Bassin has a JD from NYU School of Law, an MPP from the University of Sydney, and a BA from Duke University.