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Penny Abeywardena

Penny Abeywardena


Mayor's Office for International Affairs

New York, Other

Penny Abeywardena is New York City’s Commissioner for International Affairs. As the head of the Mayor's Office for International Affairs, she leads the office's mission to serve as the primary liaison between the City of New York and the diplomatic community, foreign governments, the United Nations, and the U.S. Department ...




“Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body. But rather, to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up,totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming .... WOW what a ride.” ― Mark Frost

philanthropic or core business strategies that integrate G&W to best address global challenges and overall economic development.

I'm in it.

Clinton Global Initiative

Associate Director

The Drum Major Institute for Public Policy

Director, Strategic Relations

Funding Exchange


Human Rights Watch


Columbia University - School of International and Public Affairs

Master's degree, International Relations and Affairs

University of Southern California

BA, Political Science