AU Alumni Working in Human Rights
On Wedensday, March 26, 2014, the following alumnae will be speaking in the Kay Spiritual Life Center
Christina Arnold (SPA - BA 2004, MPA 2010)
Christina founded Prevent Human Trafficking in 1999, only the second anti-trafficking organization in the US. She founded the organization after leaving the cult she was born and raised in. She has used her experiences to assist victims, survivors, at risk populations, and has partnered with and supported work in Thailand and the US for over 15 years.
Lauren Bartlett (WCL JD 2007)
Lauren is a former legal aid attorney who worked at Southeast Louisiana Legal Services from 2008-2011. In 2007, she co-founded the Louisiana Justice Institute, a nonprofit civil rights legal advocacy organization, where she focused on protecting the rights of persons affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. She has taught as an adjunct professor of law at both Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and at American University Washington College of Law. Since 2011, she has served as the director of the Local Human Rights Lawyering Project at the Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law. Lauren will be moderating the panel.
Katherine Marshall (SIS MA International Politics/WCL JD 2010 )
Upon graduating from WCL, Katharine worked as a fellow with the International Center for Transitional Justice in Nairobi, Kenya. Later she spent a year with the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva, Switzerland working on issues related to restoration of family links in conflict and disaster-affected areas, as well as support to the families of missing persons. Most recently, Katharine worked as a consultant with the Public International Law and Policy Group, helping to design and run a series of trainings on negotiation and mediation techniques with Syrian civil society leaders in Gaziantep, Turkey. Katharine is currently pursuing work at the intersection of development and humanitarian relief, with a particular interest in governance, rule of law, and human rights.
Laurie Moy (SOC MA International Media 2009)
Laurie Moy is a communications professional with over 15 years of experience in development communications, human rights and broadcasting. She currently serves as a Multimedia Writer and Editor for the Broadcasting Board of Governors. Prior to joining the BBG, she was Director of Communications for the Global Broadband and Innovations Program and Executive Director of Pearls of Africa, a non-profit organization serving children with disabilities in Uganda. She was a member of the first cohort at American University to earn a MA in International Media.