Yasmin Padamsee Forbes
Ms. Yasmin Padamsee Forbes has an impressive background focused on philanthropy, global justice, cultural rights, and arts for social justice through her work in the U.S. and globally with the United Nations and the Forbes Leadership Retreats. She is skilled in building relationships with donors and partners, increasing visibility, and has extensive experience in humanitarian and international development fundraising. She served as a judge for Human Rights Film Festivals and cultural events.
As a fellow with the Carr Center, Yasmin aims to ignite artistic curiosity towards inclusivity and pioneering narration to policy changes by convening a film festival and symposium that integrates cultural elements and citizen participation to demand equality for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Queer (LGBTQ) people in countries that criminalize these relationships. She will research and publish a white paper promoting LGBTQ cultural rights and recommend best practices to strengthen cultural rights.
Yasmin graduated with a Master’s in Media Ecology and Film Production from New York University and a Master’s in Public Administration from Harvard University. She also served as the Harvard Alumni Representative in Myanmar and Alumni Board of Directors for the Harvard Kennedy School and was awarded the Julius Babbitt Volunteer award in 2018 for her leadership role within the HKS alumni community.
Yasmin serves as a Commissioner for the Cambridge Human Rights Commission and lives in Cambridge with her husband Eben and daughter.