McGowan, Lauren

Global Fellow

  • Lauren McGowan


    • Master’s degree in International Law and Diplomacy – The Fletcher School at Tufts University
    • Bachelor’s degree in Political Science – Rutgers University
    • Bachelor’s degree in Spanish – Rutgers University

    Biographical Statement

    Lauren McGowan is the Conflict Prevention and Sustaining Peace Global Fellow at the United Nations University Centre for Policy Research (UNU-CPR).

    Prior to joining UNU-CPR, Lauren interned for the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights where she monitored and reported on human rights issues raised by Member States during the 76th Session of the General Assembly. Lauren spent five years working for Amnesty International as a project manager. She has also held research positions with Nonviolence International and Conflict Dynamics International and was a program consultant for the Women’s March.

    Lauren holds a B.A. in Political Science and a B.A. in Spanish from Rutgers University. She completed her M.A. in International Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School. Her master’s thesis, “Conflict Prevention and the UN Human Rights System”, analyzed the extent to which the Human Rights Council, the human rights Treaty Bodies, and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights have incorporated prevention tools into their work.