Development environment

Policy and Research

Elizabeth J. Rushing

Senior Strategic Advisor


Elizabeth joined IDMC in 2012, bringing nearly a decade of human rights and humanitarian legal and policy-oriented experience, principally from West and Central Africa. She currently leads IDMC's research and analysis exploring internal displacement in the context of violence and conflict. Before joining IDMC, Lizzie worked with the International Committee of the Red Cross, UNAIDS, la Fédération Internationale des Droits de l'Homme and OHCHR.

Lizzie holds a Juris Doctor from the American University Washington College of Law and a Masters in International Human Rights Law from the University of Paris X Nanterre. She is fluent in English and French, speaks Italian conversationally and has a basic knowledge of Mandarin and Spanish.

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