Susan Corke


Susan Corke is director for Eurasia programs at Freedom House.  Ms. Corke is a skilled practitioner in supporting human rights and democratic reform in Europe and Eurasia. Before joining Freedom House, she spent seven years at the State Department, the first two as a Presidential Management Fellow and most recently as the Deputy Director for European Affairs in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL), where she worked to promote human rights and democratic reform in some of the most repressive countries in the region, such as Belarus and Russia. She oversaw the editing for the State Department human rights country reports for Europe and had supervisory oversight for DRL’s 25+ civil society, media, and human rights programs in Europe. She also did stints at U.S. Embassy Moscow, U.S. Embassy Prague, in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, and the Bureau of Public Affairs.  Prior to the State Department, Corke helped found and manage the U.S. Foreign Policy Institute at the Elliott School of International of Affairs at George Washington University.  She has also worked at the German Marshall Fund and as a media strategist at several advertising agencies in New York. Corke has a Master’s degree in International Affairs from George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs and a Bachelor’s degree from the College of William & Mary.