Human Rights Watch: Inside Stories


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Human Rights Watch is an international, non-governmental organization that conducts research and advocacy on human rights.


While you enjoy lunch, you will hear two experienced professionals, Sarah St. Vincent MA'07 and Sophie Richardson, describe their roles at the Human Rights Watch organization. They will then take questions from the audience.


st-vincent-2x2Sarah St. Vincent MA’ 07   Sarah is an active advocate for human rights, currently engaged as a researcher, US division, of Human Rights Watch. St.Vincent holds a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, where she was a member of the Law Review.  She also earned a bachelor’s degree at Swarthmore College and a master’s degree in East Asian studies at Harvard University.  She is a member of the New York bar. For a more complete biography and list of her publications,  click here.



Sophie Richardson    Sophie Richardson is the China director at Human Rights Watch. A graduate of the University of Virginia, the Hopkins-Nanjing Program, and Oberlin College, Dr. Richardson is the author of numerous articles on domestic Chinese political reform, democratization, and human rights in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Hong Kong, the Philippines, and Vietnam. She has testified before the European Parliament and the US Senate and House of Representatives. She has provided commentary to the BBC, CNN, the Far Eastern Economic Review, Foreign Policy, National Public Radio, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post. Dr. Richardson is the author of China, Cambodia, and the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence (Columbia University Press, Dec. 2009), an in-depth examination of China's foreign policy since 1954's Geneva Conference, including rare interviews with policy makers. For a more complete biography and list of her publications click here.


DATE:            Thursday, November 17

TIME:            12 noon - 1:30 pm, buffet lunch, remarks and Q&A during lunch

LOCATION:   Latham & Watkins LLP, 330 North Wabash Ave, 28th floor

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Thursday, 11/17/16 at 12:00pm - 1:30pm | iCal


Latham and Watkins
330 N. Wabash 28th floor
Chicago, IL 60611

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Look Who's Coming:

Mary Young
James Young
Brian Ibsen
Victoria Amesbury
Robert Bernat
John Nicholas
Walter Keats
Hanna Stotland
Lisa Adelstein
Hugh Schwartzberg
Nicholas Wilder
Jennifer Comparoni
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Maryam Saeedvafa
David Scherer
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Eva Stojchevska
Marc Turner
Michael McVicker
Steven Schaumberger
Karen Salmon
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