Former Senior Director, Evaluation & Learning

Debra Ladner left the Foundation in 2017.

Debra Ladner was formerly senior director of Evaluation & Learning at The Asia Foundation. Previously, she worked as the director of Program Strategy, Innovation and Learning.

She worked with the Foundation’s field offices to design, implement, and monitor programs in the areas of legal reform and development, alternative dispute resolution, access to justice, conflict resolution, and human rights. She also collaborated with legal scholars and social scientists on designing cutting-edge empirical research to better understand the functioning of the courts and informal dispute resolution mechanisms and public perceptions of the role of legal systems in society.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Debra Ladner served as a fellow in the office of the late Senator Wellstone, where she worked on human rights and foreign relations.

Education: Bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College; master’s degree from Saint Michael’s College; Juris Doctor degree from Stanford University.