Jolie Schwarz

Senior Policy Advisor

Jolie joined the Bank Information Center in 2012 to support BIC’s advocacy efforts around U.S. government oversight and accountability at the World Bank. As a human rights lawyer, she is committed to promoting policy reform at the IFIs that protects human and environmental rights, and enhances transparency and accountability. Jolie supported BIC’s successful campaign to include social protections in the updated World Bank safeguards, and continues to coordinate BIC’s efforts to strengthen social and environmental protections at the World Bank. Jolie facilitates the monthly Tuesday Group meeting, co-chaired by BIC and USAID, that provides a regular platform for civil society to raise concerns about MDB policies and programs directly with the U.S. government.

Before joining BIC, Jolie worked as an attorney with the Human Rights Law Foundation, using strategic litigation and advocacy to bring perpetrators of human rights violations to justice. She has also worked as a pro bono immigration attorney for Catholic Charities, representing survivors of domestic violence. Jolie received her Juris Doctor from Notre Dame Law School and a B.A. in Philosophy and International Studies from Boston College.