Steven Riskin

Special Assistant to the President for Grants

Steven M. Riskin is special assistant for Grants, coordinating the Institute’s grantmaking worldwide. A Middle East specialist, Riskin came to the Institute from the Ford Foundation, where he was responsible for program development and grantmaking in Israel, focusing on human rights, social justice and conflict resolution. With the foundation’s Cairo office, he also engaged in program development in the Arab world. He has traveled extensively throughout the region.

Riskin has been a consultant to the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights and several foundations seeking to advance social justice and peace in the Middle East. He was a researcher at the Brookings Institution, a foreign affairs analyst at the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress and a co-founder of the International Human Rights Funders Group, an international network of over 300 foundations and other donor agencies funding in the human rights field. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Compton Foundation, a California-based philanthropy that focuses its grantmaking on peace and security, environment and sustainability, and population and reproductive health

Publications

Steven Riskin
The purpose of this Peaceworks is to highlight some of the Institute-funded programs focusing on Bosnia and Herzegovina and to share some of the lessons gleaned from policy-related research covering foreign aid, human rights and rule of law, and programs devoted to reconciliation and civil society institutions in Bosnia.

Articles & Analysis by this Expert

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Steven Riskin

The U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) has awarded a grant to The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health to support a pathbreaking effort to systematically track attacks on health care workers and facilities in Burma—creating an analytical tool that ultimately can be used globally and that should become a foundation for efforts to prevent such attacks and promote accountability for those perpetrating them.

February 12, 2012
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Laurie Schultz Heim, Steven Riskin
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Colette Rausch, Elizabeth A. "Lili" Cole, Jason Gluck, Jeffrey Helsing, Linda Bishai, Steven Riskin, Virginia M. Bouvier