Susan Lieberman joined Pew in August 2009 and serves as senior director of international environment policy. She leads an integrated program focused on treaties, regional fisheries management organizations and other intergovernmental organizations to achieve Pew’s marine conservation goals.
Lieberman has worked in international conservation for more than 20 years. Before joining Pew, she worked in Europe from 2001 to 2009 as director of the Species Programme of World Wildlife Fund-International (WWF), leading programmatic and communications work on endangered species conservation. She directed efforts by WWF to conserve flagship species of international concern, including whales, marine turtles, tigers, giant pandas, polar bears, African and Asian elephants, rhinos and great apes, as well as other endangered and threatened species and those subject to international trade.
She also has experience with conservation policy issues in several intergovernmental forums, including the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, the International Whaling Commission, the Convention on Migratory Species and the Convention on Biological Diversity.
Lieberman conducted postdoctoral research on reptiles in Mexico and on prosimians (primitive primates). She holds a doctorate from the University of Southern California, where her research focused on tropical ecology and amphibians and reptiles in Costa Rica.
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