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The Limits of Human Rights Advocacy: Syria and the Blowback of the Arab Spring

A Talk by Sarah Leah Whitson, Executive Director, Middle East and North Africa Division, Human Rights Watch


Date/Time :3/18/2013 12:15 PM - 1:25 PM
Location :UCLA School of Law
Organizer :Catherine Mayorkas
Description :

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Please join the UCLA School of Law’s David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy for the ninth program of its 2012-13 speaker series.
 
 
"The Limits of Human Rights Advocacy: Syria and the Blowback of the Arab Spring"
 
A Talk by Sarah Leah Whitson
Executive Director, Middle East and North Africa Division, Human Rights Watch
 
Monday, March 18, 2013
12:15 - 1:25 p.m.
[Lunch served]
Room 1447, UCLA School of Law
 
Please RSVP HERE by noon on Friday, March 15
 
Sarah Leah Whitson, Director of Human Rights Watch's Middle East and North Africa Division, is a general expert on Middle East and North Africa issues. She has led landmark investigations of human rights conditions in Libya and Saudi Arabia and numerous advocacy missions in the region, and overseen over 20 research missions and edited the resulting reports. She also has published articles on the Middle East in international and regional publications.  
 
Prior to her work at Human Rights Watch, Ms. Whitson conducted several human rights missions in the region, including missions examining the impact of war and sanctions on the Iraqi civilian population, elections in Kurdish-controlled northern Iraq, and human rights issues in southern Lebanon.  Ms. Whitson also worked as an attorney in New York for Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley and Harvard Law School. Ms. Whitson is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
 
This program is cosponsored by the Gustav E. von Grunebaum Center for Near Eastern Studies at UCLA and the UCLA School of Law International Human Rights Law Association. 
 
The 2012-13 David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy Speaker Series is made possible by the generous support of the Margaret Levy Fund.
 
For more information, please contact Catherine Mayorkas, Director of the David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy, at (310) 206-9155 / mayorkas@law.ucla.edu.
 
 
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