Human Rights Experts

General Director, Human Rights Institute, Moscow
Writer and Journalist; New York Times Contributor
Writer and journalist, Roya Hakakian works in film and print. Her reportage has been featured on network television, including cbs 60 minutes. Her opinions and essays appear in time, the New York Times, and the NPR’s weekend edition among others. She also serves on the editorial board of World Affairs. Her poetry in Persian has been translated and appear in anthologies, including the Pen ant...
Jane Harman resigned from Congress February 28, 2011 to join the Woodrow Wilson Center as its first female Director, President and CEO. Representing the aerospace center of California during nine terms in Congress, she served on all the major security committees: six years on Armed Services, eight years on Intelligence, and eight on Homeland Security.  During her long public career, Harm...
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anthropology. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Cassandra Hartblay is an award-winning scholar of disability and postsoviet Russia. An ethnographer and cultural anthropologist by training, her work contributes to interdisciplinary conversations in queer/feminist disability studies, global studies, and infrastructure studies. Cassandra’s work on comparative regimes of productivity and dependency, as related to gender, disability, and the w...
President, Institute for Women's Policy Research
Associate Professor, Sungshin Women's University
Hong Seuk Ryule is a Associate Professor of the Department of History at Sungshin Women's University in Seoul. Professor Hong holds a Ph.D. in Korean History from Seoul National University. He has also spent time as a visiting Researcher at the University of Maryland at College Park(1999-2000). He specialized in the modern history of Korea, and specifically, U.S.-ROK and inter-Korean relations...
Executive Director, The China Law Center; Senior Research Scholar, Yale Law School
Jamie Horsley is Executive Director of The China Law Center and a Senior Research Scholar at Yale Law School, where her project work and research primarily has involved issues of governance, administrative law and regulatory reform in China, including promoting government transparency, public participation, improved administrative procedures and dispute resolution, and government accountability. P...
Professor, University of Maryland School of Law
Former Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan.
Farahnaz Ispahani is a Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center. She is a Pakistani politician who served as a member of Parliament and Media Advisor to the President of Pakistan. At the Parliament she focused on the issues of terrorism, human rights, minority rights and US-Pakistan relations. Ms. Ispahani spent the formative years of her career as a print and television journalist. Her...
Professor of Political Science and Law & Society, Director, Institute for Social Research, York University
Les Jacobs is Professor of Law & Society and Political Science and Director of the Institute for Social Research at York University. He is also the past Executive Director and now Senior Research Fellow of the Canadian Forum on Civil Justice, a pan-Canadian access to justice NGO housed at Osgoode Hall Law School. Currently, he is the Fulbright Research Chair at the Woodrow Wilson Center, Smith...

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