Frank Jannuzi

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Frank Jannuzi
President and CEO, The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation
In office
April 2014 – Present
Vice President David Boling

Frank Jannuzi is President and CEO of the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation.[1] He previously served as Deputy Executive Director (Advocacy, Policy and Research) at Amnesty International USA, where he shaped and promoted legislation and policies to advance universal human rights, protect individuals and communities at risk, and free prisoners of conscience.

Jannuzi is an international affairs policy and political expert who most recently served Chairman John Kerry as Policy Director for East Asian and Pacific Affairs for the Democratic staff of the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.[2]

His Senate service included work on human rights legislation (JADE Act on Burma, North Korea Human Rights Act, Tibet Policy Act) as well as field investigations into human rights and security conditions in numerous East Asian hotspots, including China (especially Tibet), Burma, Cambodia, Southern Thailand, Vietnam, Mindanao, and North Korea.[3][4]

Prior to joining the staff of the SFRC, Jannuzi worked as the East Asia regional political-military analyst for the Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR), U.S. Department of State. His portfolio at INR included China’s defense modernization, the Korean Peninsula, insurgencies and civil wars in Southeast Asia, and territorial disputes in the South China Sea and Kuril Islands. In 1990, he worked as a refugee officer on the Thai-Cambodia border, and returned as an electoral officer for Cambodia’s UN-run elections in May 1993. Jannuzi was the founding editor-in-chief of Peacekeeping Perspectives, the State Department’s classified journal on multilateral peacekeeping and humanitarian operations.

Jannuzi holds a BA in history from Yale University and a MPP with a concentration in international affairs and security from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. In 2006, he conducted an International Affairs Fellowship in Japan, sponsored by Hitachi, Ltd., at the Institute for International Policy Studies and Keio University.[5][6]


Amnesty International USA Blog Posts (Author Archive)[7]

"Amnesty International wants Mr. Bush held to legal standards," Washington Post, June 5, 2012[8]

"Obama's Smart Diplomacy in China," Foreign Policy, May 2, 2012[9]

"U.S.-China Relations: An Affirmative Agenda, a Responsible Course," Independence Task Force, May 2007[10]

"Discussion of US Global Strategy in the Post-Cold War Era," Journal of Contemporary China, Volume 10, Issue 27, 2001[11]

"Can the United States Cause the Collapse of North Korea? Should We Try?," Council of Foreign Relations, January 13, 1999 [12]


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  2. ^ Small, Vanessa (25 March 2012). "Behind the career: Frank Jannuzi of Amnesty International". Washington Post. Retrieved 11 June 2012.
  3. ^ Rogin, Joseph. "Frank Jannuzi to head Amnesty International D.C. office". Foreign Policy. Retrieved 11 June 2012.
  4. ^ "Obama's Korea Policy Discussion with Frank Jannuzi on 10/2". Asian Americans for Obama. Retrieved 12 June 2012.
  5. ^ "Amnesty International USA Announces Frank Jannuzi, New Head of the Washington, D.C., Office". Amnesty International USA. Retrieved 11 June 2012.
  6. ^ "Frank Sampson Jannuzi". Council on Foreign Relations. Retrieved 11 June 2012.
  7. ^ Jannuzi, Frank. "Amnesty Blog Archive". Amnesty International USA. Retrieved 12 June 2012.
  8. ^ Jannuzi, Frank (5 June 2012). "Amnesty International wants Mr. Bush held to legal standards". Washington Post.
  9. ^ Jannuzi, Frank (2012-05-02). "Obama's Smart Diplomacy in China". Foreign Policy.
  10. ^ Jannuzi, Frank. [U.S.-China Relations: An Affirmative Agenda, a Responsible Course "U.S.-China Relations: An Affirmative Agenda, a Responsible Course: Independent Task Force Report No. 59"] Check |url= value (help). Council on Foreign Relations Press.
  11. ^ Jannuzi, Frank. "Discussion of 'US Global Strategy in the Post-Cold War Era'". Journal of Contemporary China.
  12. ^ Jannuzi, Frank. "Can the United States Cause the Collapse of North Korea? Should We Try?". Council of Foreign Relations. Missing or empty |url= (help)