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Sudha Shetty

Assistant Dean, Global Alliances; Director, HagueDV Project; Lecturer

Sudha Shetty


Sudha Shetty is the Assistant Dean for International Partnerships and Alliances at the Goldman School of Public at U C Berkeley.  She is responsible for developing and implementing Global Leadership Programs in partnership with Foreign Governments. Her research area is focused on International Child Abduction and the intersection of Violence Against Women and is a PI on the grant from the Department of Justice. She has also served as the Director of the International Fellowship Program and a graduate faculty at the University of Minnesota’s Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs where she managed Fulbright’s, Muskie, Bolashak and Govt. of India Fellowships; developed and implemented trainings for these emerging international leaders in the areas of strategic planning, policy development, leadership development, media and communications created partnership with Hennepin County and engaged the directors and department heads as mentors for the Fellows. She speaks and writes extensively on domestic violence issues facing immigrant women and women of color. She has been a consultant to the law firm of Dorsey & Whitney, L.L.P. on diversity issues and in her former role as Director of the Seattle University Law School’s Access to Justice Institute she developed a variety of legal access projects focused on battered women.  She was honored by the Washington Women Lawyers Foundation for her work with underserved communities.  She has been the recipient of several awards –King County Washington Women Lawyers – Special Contributions to the Judiciary Award; NALP (National Association of Law School Placements – Award of Distinction in Pro Bono and Public Service; Asian Bar Association of Washington - Community Service Award; PSLawNet - the Pro Bono Publico Award; AALS (American Association of Law Schools) - Father Drinan Award for forwarding the ethic of pro bono and public service in law schools through personal service, program design and management. She was a founding member and chair of Chaya, a grass-roots South Asian domestic violence prevention program in Seattle.  She is an Alumni of the Asian Pacific Women’s Leadership Institute.

Areas of Expertise

  • International
  • Leadership and International Public Policy
  • Violence Against Women
  • International Child Abduction

Last updated on 09/04/2018

Protecting Women from Domestic Violence with Sudha Shetty

Protecting Women from Domestic Violence with Sudha Shetty

Sudha Shetty, Henry E. Brady

Date: May 22, 2017 Duration: 28 minutes

The NFL Fumbles: Commentary by Sudha Shetty and Jeffrey Edleson

The NFL Fumbles: Commentary by Sudha Shetty and Jeffrey Edleson

Sudha Shetty, Jeffrey Edleson

Date: September 24, 2014 Duration: 2 minutes




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