Human Rights in Hard Places Speaker Series: Autocrats, Dictators, and the Global Crack down on Human Rights


Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 3:00pm to 4:15pm


Wexner Room 102, 79 JFK Street Cambridge, MA, 02138

 The Carr Center for Human Rights Policy is excited to announce its 2019 Speaker Series: Human Rights in Hard Places, facilitated by Carr Center Executive Director, Sushma Raman

The Human Rights in Hard Places Speaker Series was formed to underscore that despite the creation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, vast human rights abuses are still occurring 7 decades later. 

We hope for this to serve as a platform for individuals to hear from the world's leading practitioners and academics in the human rights field, and to listen, question and engage.  

In the second installment of the series, Sarah Margon, Washington Director of Human Rights Watch, will give a talk titled, "Autocrats, Dictators, and the Global Crack down on Human Rights." 

Sarah Margon: 

Sarah Margon is the Washington director at Human Rights Watch. In this role, she serves as the organization’s main point of contact with the US government and provides strategic and advocacy guidance, including legislative and policy development. Prior to joining Human Rights Watch, Margon was associate director of sustainable security and peacebuilding at the Center for American Progress. Margon also served as senior foreign policy advisor to Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) and as staff director to the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs. She has been a guest on various national and international media programs and has published in a wide range of outlets from the Washington Post to USA Today to Foreign Affairs. Margon holds a graduate degree from Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service and an undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University (Connecticut).