Amanda Schnetzer

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"Amanda Schnetzer serves as the Director for Human Freedom at The George W. Bush Institute, bringing more than a decade of experience supporting pro-freedom advocates and monitoring transitions to democracy. As Director, Schnetzer leads the Institute’s efforts to extend the reach of freedom by fostering democracy and supporting advocates of freedom around the world.

Schnetzer most recently served as president of the Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations. Previously she was director of studies and senior fellow with Freedom House in New York, where she guided research, methodology, and outreach activities for the organization’s definitive studies of human freedom. Freedom House’s "Nations in Transit" series, which Schnetzer edited, informed decisions of the U.S. State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development on assistance to 29 post-authoritarian states in the areas of democratic governance, civil society, independent media, and rule of law. She also co-organized the first World Forum on Democracy in Warsaw, Poland, bringing together government leaders, NGO experts, and pro-democracy activists from 85 countries supporting the global struggle for freedom.

"Schnetzer also conducted in-depth research on U.S. foreign policy, human freedom, and the impact of ideas and values on international politics at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C.

"Schnetzer received a Master of Arts from Georgetown University and Bachelor of Arts from Southern Methodist University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. "[1]

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  1. Amanda Schnetzer, George W. Bush Institute, accessed November 14, 2015.