Tanya L. Domi is the Senior Public Affairs Officer for International Affairs, Economics and Politics at Columbia University's Office of Communications and Public Affairs. Prior to joining Columbia's public affairs staff in 2006, she worked internationally for more than a decade on issues related to democratic transitional development, including political and media development, gender issues, sex trafficking, human rights and media freedom. Among the countries where Ms. Domi has worked includes: Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Georgia, The Gambia, Kosovo, Nepal, The Philippines, The Republic of Montenegro and the Republic of Serbia. Her previous work in Bosnia-Herzegovina implementing the Dayton Peace Accords, 1996-2000, included stints as the chairperson for the OSCE Media Experts Commission during the 1998 general elections; counselor to Amb. Robert Barry and executive assistant to the late Robert Frowick, and she later served as Spokesperson and Director of Press and Public Information under Amb. Barry from 1999-2000. Prior to working abroad, Ms. Domi served as a congressional aide to the late Frank X. McCloskey, chief of staff to Hawaii State Senator Anthony Chang and served 15 years in the U.S. Army as an enlisted soldier and commissioned officer.
A well published freelance journalist, Ms. Domi has contributed to the Christian Science Monitor, the New York Times, the Institute for War and Peace Reporting, Radio Free Europe and Transitions on Line. She has also appeared on CNN domestic and international, Lehrer NewsHour, 48 Hours, Larry King Live!, CBS Evening News, NPR's "Morning Edition," "All Things Considered," and the Diane Rehm Show, among others. Presently, Ms. Domi is a regular contributing blogger on international affairs to the Huffington Post and SIPA's Morningside Post. Ms. Domi is an accomplished public speaker, appearing before audiences from New York City to Timosoara, Romania and has been a guest lecturer at Duke University, Harvard University, New York University and the U.S. Army War College.
U6545: Human Rights in the Western Balkans