Alix Lawson is the Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening’s (CEPPS) Elections and Political Transitions (EPT) Program Manager for the Democratic Elections and Political Processes (DEPP) Leader with Associates (LWA) award. She works with the Senior Administrative and Managing Directors to ensure the implementation of the DEPP award across all three partner institutes, managing the development of democracy-building programs around the world. She has strong roots in domestic and international civic engagement, and her work focuses primarily on international democracy, human rights, and governance (DRG).
Prior to CEPPS, Alix worked at Freedom House, implementing the Human Rights Support Mechanism (HRSM), a consortium implementing human rights programs on behalf of USAID. In 2018 she presented on “Harnessing Data to Visualize Trends in Global Civil Society” at RightsCon, which demonstrated a newly generated database of collection of interactive web plots for visualizing the relationships between the Freedom House country rankings data and other socio-economic indicators, including the Fragile States Index, UN Human Development Index and World Bank open data.
Alix received an MA in European Studies from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, where she focused on how to best integrate Syrian refugees into the Danish labor market, during the migration crisis. She received her BS from Southern Connecticut State University with a minor in Communications.