Sash Jayawardane is originally from Colombo, Sri Lanka. As Special Assistant to the President of The Hague Institute, she provides substantive support to the President and coordinates a range of special projects and mission critical administrative and executive tasks.
Prior to taking up her current role, Sash spent two years as a Researcher focusing on global governance issues at the Institute. In this capacity, she led the first phase of the Global Governance Reform Initiative (GGRI) project, working extensively with the Dutch ministries of Foreign Affairs and Security & Justice, as well as international partners.
Before joining The Hague Institute, Sash worked for the Office of the Prosecutor at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (UN ICTY). She has also contributed to research initiatives at Yale University’s Department of Political Science, the Yale Child Study Center and Impunity Watch.
Sash holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Yale University and a Master’s degree in Conflict Studies and Human Rights from the University of Utrecht.
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