Humanity United | Director of Policy | 0 United States
Peter Rundlet is Director of Policy and Government Relations for Humanity United, an independent grantmaking organization committed to building a world where modern-day slavery and mass atrocities are no longer possible.
Humanity United supports efforts that empower affected communities and address the root causes of conflict and modern-day slavery to build lasting peace. Humanity United invests in the power of ideas and individuals, bringing together the best in research, policy, and public pressure to activate local and global solutions to alleviate human suffering on a broad scale.
Before joining Humanity United in 2007, Rundlet was the Vice President and Managing Director for National Security and International Policy at the Center for American Progress (CAP). At CAP, Rundlet managed the work of two dozen international policy experts and analysts, edited three books, convened several major international conferences and expert working groups, and appeared as a commentator on a wide range of media outlets.
Prior to coming to CAP, Rundlet was Counsel for the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (commonly known as the “9/11 Commission”), where he focused on domestic intelligence and law enforcement policy, including related civil liberties issues.
Rundlet served for nearly four years in President Clinton’s White House. In 1997, he was selected to be a White House Fellow, serving in the Office of the Chief of Staff to the President. After his fellowship year, he was appointed Associate Counsel to the President and was responsible for a range of policy and constitutional law issues until the end of the Clinton administration.
Rundlet also has worked as an associate attorney in the political law department of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Earlier in his career, he received the Skadden Public Interest Law Fellowship and was an Assistant Counsel for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, where he litigated voting rights, housing, school desegregation, and employment discrimination cases. Rundlet began his career as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Honduras. He received his undergraduate degree from Brown University, a master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University, and a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was an editor of the Law Review.