After Essex: In Conversation with Nicole Widdersheim

We'll be joined by alumna Nicole Widdersheim to talk about her career journey after Essex.

  • Thu 6 Aug 20

    15:00 - 16:00

  • Online


  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars

  • Event organiser

    Alumni Relations

  • Contact details

After Essex celebrates the journeys and accomplishments of our diverse and inspiring alumni around the globe.


For over 20 years Nicole has designed and managed human rights, justice and atrocity response programming and is currently the senior policy advisor for the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide in the US. Previously she worked for Oxfam International and USAID, an NGO that provides economic, development and humanitarian assistance around the world, representing the agency on the Atrocity Prevention Board and assisting field missions.

During her career Nicole has worked on the ground in post-genocide Rwanda, Darfur, South Sudan, Haiti, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Bangladesh, Burundi, and the Philippines. She has also assisted in the design of atrocity prevention training modules for the US foreign service and other foreign government officials, as well as serving as Director of African Affairs on the National Security Council at the White House from 2017-18. 

Nicole will be in conversation with fellow Human Rights alumna Dr. Katya Al Khateeb, Senior Research Officer at the School of Law & Human Rights Centre.

Have a question for Nicole? Send your questions in advance to alumni@essex.ac.uk or ask on the day using the Q&A function.

For the Zoom joining link, please check your email booking confirmation. 

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