Chris Bostic is ASH’s Deputy Director for Policy, and has been working in global tobacco control since 2001 when he attended the negotiations for the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control as a civil society international law expert.
Chris has worked on tobacco policy at the local, state, national and international levels. Prior to joining ASH, he worked with the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and the American Lung Association, where he helped to develop SLATI (State-Legislated Actions on Tobacco Issues), which is a national database of tobacco control regulations. He has also served as a clinical instructor at the University of Maryland School of Law.
In 2009, Chris led the efforts of an international coalition to redevelop a civil society shadow reporting program for the FCTC, culminating in the periodic publication of Tobacco Watch, which tracks global implementation of the treaty. He became Deputy Director of ASH in 2012.
In his current position, Chris oversees the development and implementation of ASH’s programs including trade, industry monitoring, human rights and legal issues. He also serves as a member of the board of directors of the Human Rights Tobacco Control Network, and a legal counsel to the Framework Convention Alliance on Tobacco Control. He is also a founding member of the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium.
Chris holds a juris doctorate from the Washington College of Law, and a master of science in foreign service from Georgetown University.