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Ellen Bork is an American human rights activist. She is currently a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Initiative. Before taking this position, Bork was the Senior Programs Manager for Human Rights at Freedom House. She is a member of the District of Columbia Bar. Bork earned a bachelor's degree in history from Yale University and a law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center.
In the mid-1980s she served in the Department of State and Department of Education and then with the International Republican Institute. She has served as an election observer in Cambodia and Indonesia. From 1996 to 1998, Bork was the Senior Professional Staff member for Asia and the Pacific at the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. From 1998 to 1999, she served as counsel to Martin Lee, then Chairman of the Hong Kong Democratic Party, and from 2001 to 2002, she was a fellow at the German Marshall Fund's Transatlantic Center in Brussels. She also served at Freedom House as deputy director of the Project for the New American Century and in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.
Her articles have appeared in the Washington Post, the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal Asia, The Weekly Standard, Humanitarian Affairs Review, and The Forward. Additionally, she writes a column for the New York Sun.
Bork is the daughter of legal scholar and former U.S. Circuit Court Judge Robert Bork.
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