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Casey Kelso

Casey Kelso is from the US. He is an expert of advocacy and strategy setting in international, multi-cultural, non-profit organizations, mainly focusing on conflict prevention, anti-corruption and human rights.

Casey recently finished his work as the Chief, Advocacy and Strategic Communications at the International Crisis Group. As a senior leader in the group’s Brussels Secretariat, he set strategy for global advocacy, coached staff in creating campaigns and aligned advocates, communicators and researchers.

Previously, Casey worked at Transparency International where he held a variety of positions from 2005 to 2019. He co-designed and led the Global Anti-Corruption Consortium, directed Transparency International’s global advocacy, supervising policy formulation and a team of advocates that won major policy victories at the G20, the UN and other global fora. Before joining Transparency International, Casey headed the Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers from 2002 to 2005 and during the prior 10 years, Casey held a variety of senior positions at Amnesty International’s Secretariat in London. He has worked as an asset recovery specialist and fraud investigator for a U.S. Federal Court-appointed receiver. He also spent three years traveling across Southern Africa on a writing fellowship awarded by the Institute of Current World Affairs, in Hanover, New Hampshire.

He holds BA in political economy from the University of California at Berkeley and an MA in Public Policy from Princeton University.

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