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Cherrie Short

Senior Fellow for Global and Community Strategy, New York University, USA



Dr. Cherrie Short CBE, is a Senior Fellow for Global and Community Strategy at New York University. She is an experienced advocate for social justice and a qualified forensic social worker emphasizing global approaches to social injustices.

Her work focuses on human rights, inequality, diversity, and race relations. Her work also includes a strong interest in the intersection of AI and its impact in relation to the social work profession.

Her work has contributed to major social policy changes in local and central government. In addition, she is a visiting scholar at the Metropolitan University of Wales in the United Kingdom and writer/columnist for the Western Mail newspaper in the UK.

Among many other awards, Dr. Short received the esteemed CBE award (Commander of the British Empire), one of the UK’s highest public service awards given by Queen Elizabeth II, for her extensive work in race relations and human rights.

She also received the UK Community Award given each year by the Prime Minister office for her work in capacity building and community development. She was honored by the British Consulate-General and the USC School of Social Work for her policy and community work both in Los Angeles and the United Kingdom.



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