Paula R Newberg
Fellow of the Wilson Chair, Pakistan Studies
Faculty Affiliate, Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs
Faculty Affiliate, Rapoport Center for Rights and Justice
Faculty Affiliate, Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, College of Liberal Arts
Phone: +1 512 232 7270
Paula Newberg's work focuses on the intersections between human rights, democratic governance and foreign policy in crisis and transition states, with particular focus on south and central Asia. A scholar and practitioner with wide-ranging experience in multilateral and nongovernmental organizations, Dr. Newberg served as Special Advisor to the United Nations in Asia, Europe and Africa. She was a Senior Associate the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where she co-founded its Democracy Project, and was a Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution. Prior to coming to UT-Austin, she was the Director of the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University.
Dr. Newberg has written extensively on constitutional development and jurisprudence in Pakistan, the politics of assistance in and to conflict and post-conflict states, and rights in conditions of insurgency. A former contributing columnist for The Los Angeles Times, The Globe and Mail, and Yale Global Online, she is an advisor to a number of nonprofit organizations working in the rights and democracy fields.
Dr. Newberg has written extensively on constitutional development and jurisprudence in Pakistan, the politics of assistance in and to conflict and post-conflict states, and rights in conditions of insurgency. The author and/or editor of eight books and monographs, her current interests include governance in the evolving Gulf/Arabian Sea/Indian Ocean region, and complex emergencies and climate change in south, central and southwest Asia.