Distinguished Speakers Series welcomes Amnesty International USA Executive Director Margaret Huang

On Wednesday, January 22, 2017, our Distinguished Speaker Series welcomed Margaret Huang. Huang, an advocate for human rights and racial justice for more than two decades, is the Executive Director of Amnesty International USA. As the chief executive officer, Ms. Huang is responsible for advancing the vision and mission of the organization, managing the organization’s day-to-day operations and activities, serving as the lead spokesperson for the organization, and ensuring the organization’s financial health. She has worked with Members of Congress on critical pieces of legislation, and she has advocated before the United Nations human rights mechanisms as well as the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. She has published articles and opinion pieces on human rights, and she authored a chapter, “Going Global – Appeals to International and Regional Human Rights Bodies,” in Human Rights At Home, published by Praeger Publishers in December 2007. Ms. Huang’s opinion pieces have been published in Time, The Washington Post, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, Rolling Stone, the Miami Herald, and numerous other leading outlets, and she has been interviewed on National Public Radio, CNN, NBC News, Al Jazeera, and other global and domestic media. She regularly speaks on human rights issues to national and international associations, universities, and conferences.

Interested in Getting Involved?

This engaging interview, followed by a question and answer period with students, has initiated a plan to restart our school chapter of Amnesty International. Please see Richard Ellwood if you would like to be a member, and stay tuned for future announcements.

Amnesty International works to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied. Currently the world’s largest grassroots human rights organization, AI investigates and expose abuses, educates and mobilizes the public, and helps transform societies to create a safer, more just world. AI received the Nobel Peace Prize for their life-saving work. www.amnestyusa.org