Biography: Marc Krupanski

Marc Krupanski

Marc Krupanski works and writes on policing & security, community health & safety, and organizing, power & democracy. He is especially interested in viable, community-based solutions to safety, health, and justice, and building broad-based partnerships to make them a reality.

Currently, Marc is a senior program officer with Open Society Foundations’ Public Health Program. He leads a global portfolio on law enforcement, community safety, and public health in which he supports advancement of alternative approaches to drug use in 12 countries, among work in other areas intersecting with criminal justice and community health.   

Marc previously served as a program officer with Open Society’s Justice Initiative where he worked with community and civil society organizations and police agencies on preventing racial and ethnic profiling and promoting fair and effective policing in Western Europe. Before joining Open Society, he worked on international security sector reform and international development with the Geneva-based DCAF: Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance where he provided operational and policy research and good practice development for government and intergovernmental agencies. He also worked for a number of years in New York City on policing, community safety, and racial justice with both the Center for Constitutional Rights and with Communities United for Police Reform, where he developed landmark class-action litigation on racial profiling and stop-and-frisk, and supported the passage of the Community Safety Act. Marc has also conducted extensive community-based development and research projects related to security, health, and community empowerment, in southern Mexico, Haiti, Cuba, and indigenous and First Nation territories in North America.