Nicole Bibbins Sedaca
Published March 25, 2016
Updated October 1, 2021

Nicole Bibbins Sedaca is the executive vice president at Freedom House, a non-profit that conducts research and advocacy on democracy, political freedom, and human rights. Sedaca is a former professor of the practice of international affairs and deputy director for the Master of Science in Foreign Service Program at Georgetown University.

Bibbins Sedaca served for over a decade at the U.S. State Department before working in democracy and human rights NGOs and in academia. She has chaired two NGO boards focused on human trafficking and religious freedom. Additionally, Bibbins Sedaca has led local governance programs in Ecuador, managed aid programs for displaced citizens in Kosovo and advised the Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs.

Headshot; A latin american woman with shoulder length, straight, dark brown hair smiles directly at the camera. She is wearing a necklace with a square pendant and a black blazer.

Pronouns: She/her

Expertise: Democracy, human rights, international affairs, American foreign policy, human trafficking

Location: Washington, D.C.


Twitter: @NicBibSed

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