Online inaugural lecture of the M.A. Human Rights

Picture of the Poster for the Master of Human Rights, featuring a lecture by Alexa Koenig

The inaugural lecture of the M.A. Human Rights will go entirely digital this year. The event will feature a presentation by Alexa Koenig, Ph.D., JD, executive director of the UC Berkeley Center for Human Rights, USA, on “Human Rights Investigations in the Digital Age.” Alexa is also a lecturer at UC Berkeley School of Law, where she teaches classes on human rights and international criminal law, focusing on the impact of emerging technologies on human rights practice.

She co-founded the Human Rights Investigations Lab, which trains undergraduate and graduate students to use cutting-edge open source methods to support human rights advocacy and accountability. Alexa has been honoured with several awards for her work, including the United Nations Association-SF’s Global Human Rights Award, and diverse grants, including support from the National Science Foundation and numerous private foundations. Her research and commentary have appeared in the Annual Review of Law and Social Science, Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, US News and World Report, and elsewhere.

We will meet on Wednesday, November 18th, at 6:00 pm in the following Zoom room: You are all warmly invited.