Rita E. Hauser

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Rita E. Hauser is an international lawyer, peace activist[1], and President of The Hauser Foundation, Inc..

On October 5, 2001, Rita E. Hauser was appointed by President George Walker Bush to the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board.

Hauser and her husband Gustave M. Hauser "created the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at the Kennedy School of Government. The Center has been a model for other universities. Her desire to encourage women to play leadership roles in philanthropy led her to create the Women's Leadership Challenge Fund, which reached out to more than 200 women across the University. Nearly all of these women continue to serve Harvard in substantial ways."[2]

At Harvard, Hauser is "National Campaign co-chair of the University Campaign and current member of the Executive Committee of the Committee on University Resources, ... also vice-chair of the Dean's Advisory Board at the Law School, a member of the Visiting Committee of the Kennedy School of Government, trustee of the Harvard Law School Club of New York City, and a former member of the Board of Advisers of the Middle East Institute."[3]


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  1. Directors, Global Humanitarian Forum, accessed December 2, 2009.
  2. Directors, Lincoln Center, accessed October 2, 2009.
  3. Ditchley Foundation Governors, organizational web page, accessed April 12, 2013.
  4. Advisory Board, Middle East Institute-Columbia University, accessed April 17, 2009.
  5. Leadership, University of the Middle East Project, accessed October 28, 2010.
  6. Board of Directors, International Peace Academy, accessed September 13, 2007.
  7. 2009 Annual Report, International Crisis Group, accessed April 20, 2009.