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Aram Schvey

Aram Schvey, Senior Policy Counsel and Manager of Special Projects

Aram joined the Center in 2010 as Policy Counsel for Foreign Policy and Human Rights, and was promoted in 2014 to Senior Policy Counsel and Manager of Special Projects. Aram is responsible for assisting the Director of Government Relations in advancing the Center’s federal policy and advocacy work in Congress and the Executive Branch.  In addition, he manages special projects and operations within the Government Relations team, and is responsible for developing and implementing the Center’s U.S. foreign policy objectives.

Aram works in close partnership with a variety of reproductive rights and health organizations, and serves as a leader in a number of coalition-wide initiatives, including efforts to overturn the no-exceptions abortion ban for Peace Corps Volunteers, and to ensure that the administration permits USAID to cover abortion services already allowed under existing law.  He has also been successful in ensuring coverage of reproductive rights issues in the annual State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. Aram has presented his work in a variety of media, including HuffPost Live, China Radio International, The Hill, and law schools nationwide.

Before joining the Center, Aram served Supervising Attorney and Teaching Fellow in the International Women’s Human Rights Clinic at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he conducted human-rights fact-finding investigations in Namibia, Guyana, and Washington, D.C.  He has previously served as Policy Counsel at Americans United for Separation of Church and State, Crowley Fellow in International Human Rights at Fordham Law School, and an associate at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton.  He clerked for two federal judges:  Judge Jack Weinstein in the Eastern District of New York and Judge Allen G. Schwartz in the Southern District of New York.

Aram received his A.B. From Harvard (cum laude), an M.A. from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and a J.D. and LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center.

Aram is fluent in Dutch, French, and Italian.