Riva Kantowitz

Senior Advisor


Phone:+1 (202) 735-7845

Riva Kantowitz focuses on the prevention of conflict and violence, promotion of human rights, effective financing for frontline actors, and resilience and organisational support in fragile and developing environments. Dr. Riva Kantowitz is a Senior Advisor at the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation. Prior to that, working under both Obama administrations, she founded and led a team at the U.S. Department of State that provides strategic direction and oversight to a global investment portfolio to promote human rights in conflict-affected countries. Riva earned a Ph.D. from Columbia University in Social-Organizational Psychology and International Conflict Resolution (2006).