Executive Director, Carr Center for Human Rights
Sushma Raman is Carr Center's Executive Director. She brings a rich and diverse background in philanthropy, human rights, and social justice through her work in the U.S. and globally with the Ford Foundation and the Open Society Foundations, as well as her experience leading human rights programs, philanthropic collaboratives, and social justice foundations.
Raman has served as a judge for Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights’ international human rights award, given annually to a courageous leader working to end injustice and improve the human condition. She has also taught graduate public policy courses on global civil society, the state, and the NGO sector, inter-sectoral leadership, as well as nonprofit policy and management at the University of Southern California and the University of California at Los Angeles.
Raman has been an adjunct lecturer in Public Policy at the Kennedy School for the past two years, after graduating from the mid-career MPA program from the school in 2013, where she was awarded the Lucius N. Littauer Fellowship in recognition of her academic achievements and leadership role within the community.