Savita Pawnday is the executive director of the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect. Ms. Pawnday is a foremost expert on the responsibility to protect and atrocity prevention. Over the last decade, she has advised governments and the United Nations on how to prevent and respond to mass atrocities. She has routinely worked with foreign ministers and other policy makers to protect groups of people from atrocity crimes. She has led Global Centre’s work on U.N. peacekeeping, international justice mechanisms, women, peace and security, and advocacy on specific country situations where populations are at risk of atrocities. She has written and published extensively on the responsibility to protect and atrocity prevention. Previous to this position she worked as a researcher and project manager in multiple countries.