Paula R. Newberg is the Marshall B. Coyne Director of the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy (ISD) at Georgetown University. A scholar and practitioner with wide-ranging experience in multilateral and nongovernmental organizations, Newberg specializes in issues of democracy, human rights, and development in crisis and transition states, and has served as a special advisor to the United Nations in various regions, including multiple postings in Afghanistan.
A former foundation executive, Newberg taught at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University for many years, and publishes extensively on issues including law and constitutionalism in Pakistan, insurgency and human rights in Kashmir, and international assistance to war-torn Afghanistan. A graduate of Oberlin College, Newberg received her doctorate in political science from the University of Chicago.
Newberg’s videos are used in this Choices Program curriculum unit:
The United States in Afghanistan