USICD Welcomes Sherzodbek Sharipov

September 10, 2010

USICD welcomes Atlas Corps Fellow from UzbekistanPhoto of Sherzodbek Sharipov

USICD is pleased to announce the arrival of our first international fellow through the Atlas Corps Fellowship program.  Sherzodbek Sharipov arrived at USICD in September to serve one year in the USICD office as the Atlas Corps Fellow.  Atlas Corps seeks to address critical social issues by developing leaders, strengthening organizations and promoting innovation through an overseas fellowship of working professionals.  You can read more about Atlas Corps at their website here

“We are excited to bring Sherzodbek onto the USICD staff.  His arrival brings a new energy to our work,” says David Morrissey, Executive Director.  “This new partnership with Atlas Corps is a wonderful opportunity for bridging international perspectives through USICD.”

Sherzodbek obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from Tashkent State Institute of Oriental Studies in Uzbekistan and he completed a Masters in Human Rights from Central European University, Hungary, in 2008. Sherzodbek has several years of experience with international projects and organizations in the fields of legal trainings, youth education, human rights and social justice. Most recently, Sherzodbek served as a Junior Policy and Advocacy Officer at the Mental Disability Advocacy Center (MDAC) in Budapest. He contributed to MDAC’s domestic and international advocacy programming, as well as legal research for international projects on monitoring psychiatric institutions. In addition, Sherzodbek has worked as a National Consultant for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP Uzbekistan) on the Free Legal Aid and Legal Clinics project.

Sherzodbek will be engaged in projects across a variety of areas at USICD.  He will be joining the research team developing the Global Disability Rights Library (GDRL), and providing other administrative support to the organization.  He can be contacted at sharipov@usicd.org or in the USICD office at (202)-347-0102.