Sarah Clarke serves as Associate Director at the Quaker UN Office in New York where she has worked since 2002. At the UN, Sarah concentrates on the broad themes of peacebuilding and prevention of violent conflict and has facilitated numerous opportunities for civil society and religious leaders to carry out advocacy and share expertise as the international policy level. Her current work focuses on peacemaking efforts in Myanmar, Somalia, and Kenya, as well as engagement with China around peacebuilding and prevention issues at the UN. Previously, Sarah worked for a variety of organizations including the World Bank and the Aga Khan Foundation Canada. She also spent time living and working in Southeast Asia with a variety of local civil society organizations focused in the areas of peacebuilding and community development. Originally from Canada, Sarah holds a MA in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics and a BA in Political Science and Development Studies from McGill University. She currently lives in New York where she serves on the Board of Trustees for the Brooklyn Friends School.