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Eric James Graham Putzig

Eric James Graham Putzig

Former Director, Educating and Equipping Tomorrow's Justice Sector Reformers, Indonesia


Tel: (62) 21-7278-8424

Fax: (62) 21-720-3123

Email: eputzig@tafindo.org

Expertise: Legal institutions (parliaments, ministries of justice, law schools, courts); policy-making and legislative drafting; nonprofit project design and management.

Eric Putzig left the Foundation in 2013.

In April of 2011 Eric Putzig joined The Asia Foundation's Indonesia office as the Chief of Party of the USAID-funded project Educating and Equipping Tomorrow's Justice Reformers (E2J)

Mr. Putzig is an expert in guiding the creation and support of democratic and sustainable legal institutions in conflict, post-conflict, at-risk, and developing countries. Creating a normalized role for civil society to have with such institutions is typically a key consideration. Uncanny cultural maneuverability is instrumental in his successful track record of project management: after having graduated from Choate in 1984, he became a Zen monk for two years at the ancient Daitokuji monastic complex in Japan. He has studied and worked for more than sixteen years in eleven countries. Be it with the Provincial Councils and Governors of Iraq, the Ministry of Justice and the courts of Jordan, the Ministry of Justice in Afghanistan, the national universities and provincial parliaments of Indonesia, the National Parliament of East Timor, or the creation of a national law school in Cambodia, Mr. Putzig's abilities encompass the entire spectrum of foreign assisted legal institutions development.

Education: JD, Georgetown University School of Law; BA, Bard College

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