Rita E. Hauser
Rita E. Hauser has been Chair of the IPI Board of Directors since 1993.
Dr. Hauser is President of The Hauser Foundation. She is an international lawyer and was a senior partner for more than twenty years at the New York City law firm Stroock & Stroock & Lavan. Dr. Hauser served on the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board from 2001 to 2004.
Known for her public service and philanthropic work, she is interested in international conflict resolution, security and human rights. Dr. Hauser is Chair of the Advisory Board of the International Crisis Group. She chairs the American Ditchley Foundation, supporting Great Britain’s leading conference center. She was the Founding Chair of the Advisory Board of the RAND Center for Middle East Public Policy and is a trustee of the RAND Corporation. She has served as Director of many organizations, including the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London, the RAND Corporation, the International Advisory Council of the Lowy Institute for International Policy (Sydney, Australia), and the International Board of the Center for International Governance Innovation (Canada). She served on the Visiting Committee of the John F. Kennedy School at Harvard University, and is Vice Chairman of the Dean’s Advisory Board at Harvard Law School. Dr. Hauser was National Co-Chair of the last Harvard University Campaign. She holds advanced degrees from the University of Strasbourg in France, Harvard and NYU Law Schools, and the University of Paris Law Faculty.
She is a Director of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City, and was a Director of the New York Philharmonic Society for more than twenty years.
In April of 1997 she and her husband founded The Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard University, and she is Chair of its Advisory Board. The Hausers were the principal benefactors of the Hauser Global Law School Program at New York University Law School which supports the Global Scholars Program and Visiting Global Faculty. It is the centerpiece of the Law School’s global initiative. Dr. Hauser serves on the Board of Trustees of New York University Law School.
She was awarded the Albert Gallatin Medal, the highest honor for public service of New York University (2006), and the Vanderbilt Medal, the highest honor of New York University School of Law (2004), as well as the Harvard Medal for distinguished service to Harvard University (1999).
IPI is grateful to our generous friends and donors who provide both intellectual and financial support. Their contributions help us in a very practical way to achieve program objectives, and their leadership is an invaluable resource to our organization.
The Global Observatory
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December 11, 2013
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The Security Council issued 1,557 demands to conflict parties in civil wars in the 15 years following the end of the Cold War, through its resolutions. Based on a statistical analysis of IPI’s Security Council Compliance Database, this report shows that while the levels of compliance with these demands varied, there was a slight increase in compliance over time.