Associate Director, Peace and Security
Scott Paul leads Oxfam’s US government advocacy to end inequality in areas experiencing humanitarian crises, armed conflict, and state fragility. During his tenure at Oxfam, Scott has spearheaded the organization’s work on a number of complex emergencies, including protracted crises in Yemen and the Horn of Africa. His advocacy often focuses on the political drivers of violence and rights violations, the role of the US government, and the financial exclusion of vulnerable communities.
Scott is a frequent media commentator with outlets including the New York Times, Washington Post, Foreign Policy, and Al Jazeera and has testified before Congress. His published work focuses on international humanitarian law, the use of force, and bank de-risking, among other issues.
Before joining Oxfam, Scott was the UN representative for CIVIC and led campaigns at Citizens for Global Solutions to strengthen the US government’s commitment to international cooperation and the rule of law. As a student and young professional, he was a co-founder and the first Chair of SustainUS. Scott graduated from New York University Law School and did his undergraduate work at Columbia University and St. Petersburg State University.