Sima Osdoby

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Sima Osdoby "is a consultant to international and US organizations, focusing on developing democratic institutions and civil society in newly emerging democracies and post-conflict countries, and strengthening nonprofit organizations in the US and abroad. She has served as Deputy Director of the Democratization Department in the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina, on the staff of several OSCE international election observation missions and as Senior Advisor for Civic Programs at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs. Her arms control experience includes serving as Director of Policy and Program for Women’s Action for New Directions and Director of the Leveraged Outreach Project to increase support to the control conventional arms trade. With many years working in US politics, advocacy and nonprofit management, she has consulted for, directed, served on governing or advisory boards, or has been on the staff of many service and advocacy organizations. She chaired the International Task Force of the Coalition for Women’s Appointments in 1996 – 97 advocating appointment of highly qualified women to key positions in the US Departments of State, Defense and related foreign policy and defense agencies." [1]

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  1. About BASIC, British American Security Information Council, accessed August 14, 2007.