Mila Rosenthal has over 20 years of international experience as a leader, communicator, and educator on economic, social, climate, and environmental issues. Most recently, as Director of Communications and Advocacy for the United Nations Development Programme, she spearheaded global public policy advocacy across 170 countries for the UN's largest agency to combat poverty, inequality, and climate change. She currently also teaches at Columbia University as an Assistant Professor of Human Rights, and is the co-founder of Sustainable Partners, Inc, a start-up non-profit climate impact venture.
Previously, Rosenthal held executive positions at Amnesty International, HealthRight International, and Concern Worldwide. She worked extensively on public health, anti-poverty, and human development efforts in countries in Africa, and before that in Southeast Asia, where she served with the UN peacekeeping mission in Cambodia.
Rosenthal earned her Ph.D. in social anthropology from the London School of Economics, based on two years of ethnographic research in Vietnam with women factory workers in the garment industry.