Dr. Rose Cardarelli

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Dr. Rose Cardarelli is a former director of the KDP Executive Council and UN education representative. She has decades of experience in national security strategy, diplomacy, and peacebuilding as a veteran of the U.S. Department of Defense and professor of Human Security. As a Humanitarian, her desire to create sustainable solutions for an equitable world for displaced refugee children resulted in the creation of the nongovernmental organization Education for All Coalition, a non-profit that responds to emergencies with responsive social developmental and education programs. They are partnered with the Innovation Academy and Resilience, Inc. to provide resources and services in education, digital technology, and social emotional learning in refugee and migrant situations around the globe. Rose previously served with OXFAM as an education and health advisor for the International Refugee Congress assisting with the Global Compact on Refugees for the United Nations (UN). She worked with UNHCR as an education contributor to the Global Refugee Forum and the Global Framework on Education. Rose has led several UN panel discussions addressing the plight of refugees and published articles on the topic. With the Department of Defense, she facilitated educational programs for international dignitaries from 33 countries while serving as the Director of Outreach and Professor of Human Security at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C. Rose works with the Global NGO Executive Committee (GNEC) affiliated with the Department of Global Communications at the United Nations and she is a member of the United Nations Committee on Teaching About the United Nations (CTAUN). She is currently appointed as a Rotary International Representative to UNICEF and serves on the Rotary Action Group Board for Refugees and Migrants. Rose also serves on the Board of Directors with the following organizations: Mobiles for Education Alliance, Childhood Education International (CEI); and Fitchburg State University. She earned her Doctorate in Education from The College of William and Mary, a Masters in Health Care Administration from Baylor University, and a Masters in Education from Boston University. She is a graduate of the University of Oxford, Refugee Studies Center on Forced Migration. Rose currently resides in the Washington, DC area and New York.