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Jessie Tannenbaum

Senior Technical Advisor

Jessie Tannenbaum,  Senior Technical Advisor

Jessie Tannenbaum, Senior Technical Advisor

Jessie Tannenbaum, Senior Technical Advisor, has over 15 years of experience in international rule of law and human rights. She currently manages ABA ROLI's portfolio of programs in the Maldives, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia as well as a Southeast Asia regional program on climate change and human rights. Before joining the Asia Division, she spent nearly 12 years in ABA ROLI's Research, Evaluation, and Learning Division, including as the Director of ABA ROLI’s International Justice Sector Education and Training Program from 2015-2020. Jessie has led numerous projects in Asia, Latin America, Europe and Eurasia, and the Middle East focused on judicial reform, combatting public corruption, criminal justice reform, and legal profession development. While in the Research, Evaluation, and Learning Division, Jessie was the principal or co-author of more than a dozen ABA ROLI evaluations of judiciaries, bar associations, prosecutorial services, and penal systems and developed qualitative research methodologies to assess criminal detention procedure, the criminal defense bar, anti-human trafficking laws, and judicial training. Prior to joining ABA ROLI in 2008, she was a legal fellow at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. She has a B.A. in French and International Studies from the University of Denver, and a J.D. and LL.M. in International Human Rights Law from the University of Notre Dame Law School.