Bio: Karen Kramer
Karen Kramer, Director of Publications
Karen is Director of Publications at the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI), where she heads the English-language briefings and reports division, and Chief Development Officer, leading CHRI’s funding initiatives. Karen also serves as Deputy Director and Head of Research for the Iran Business Responsibility (IBR) project, where she leads the research and analysis of the Iranian business, regulatory, economic and political environment. Previously, Karen taught international relations, political science and Middle East politics and economics at the State University of New York at Purchase. She worked as a private consultant on the Middle East for many years, advising and producing reports for leading political and business risk consultancies, major multinational corporations, think tanks and NGOs on the region. She has published in scholarly journals and international publications, and provided commentary and analysis on the Middle East to the media. Karen also served as Executive Editor of the MidEast Report, a leading publication on Middle East politics, business and oil.