People in Somalia depend on support from family members abroad to meet their basic needs. If that lifeline is cut, Somali families may face an uncertain future.
Senior Humanitarian Policy Advisor
Scott Paul is Oxfam America’s senior humanitarian policy advisor focusing on East Africa and a range of cross-cutting humanitarian issues.
Previously he worked for CIVIC, an organization that seeks to make warring parties more responsible to civilians. Paul initiated CIVIC’s work on the conflict in Somalia and directed its Making Amends Campaign. Paul also served as deputy director, government relations at Citizens for Global Solutions where he led numerous coalition-based campaigns to promote a vision of US foreign policy centered on cooperation, pragmatism and the rule of law.
He has also worked for the clerk of the US House of Representatives and for a number of organizations focusing on human rights, HIV/AIDS and elections in the former Soviet Union.
He has been a contributing writer to the policy blog The Washington Note and a frequent speaker on US-UN relations, human rights, climate change and US public engagement on global issues. Paul graduated from New York University Law School and did his undergraduate work at Columbia University and St. Petersburg State University.