Recent innovations in science and technology have provided human rights advocates, journalists, and scientists with new tools to expose war crimes and other serious violations of human rights and to disseminate this information in real time throughout the world.
The Human Rights Center at UC Berkeley is pleased to showcase these recent developments and push new frontiers of applied research.
Steve Daigneault has been the Managing Director for Internet Communications at Amnesty International USA since May 2006. He directs all of AIUSA's online work including strategy, messaging, technology, and tactics. He has worked for progressive advocacy organizations either directly or as a consultant for 15 years.
His past employers and clients include: the U.S. Holocaust Museum, the Audubon Society, US Fund for UNICEF, the Opportunity Agenda, the Aspen Institute and the United Nations Association of the U.S.A.
Emma Daly has been Communications Director at Human Rights Watch since July 2007, and worked as Press Director from November 2005. Before joining Human Rights Watch she spent 18 years as a journalist, mostly as a foreign correspondent, working for the New York Times, the Independent, Newsweek, the Observer and Reuters, among others.
She has contributed to several books including Secrets of the Press the Penguin Book of Journalism" and Crimes of War: What the Public Should Know.
Jacquelline Fuller leads Giving at Google which provides more than $50 million yearly to support tech innovators making transformational impact in areas such as education, development, disaster relief and renewable energy. Jacquelline joined Google in 2007 to help launch Google.org, and directs Google’s advocacy in support of Google’s sustainability and philanthropic efforts. Jacquelline previously served as Deputy Director of Global Health at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where she was a member of the senior management team for eight years. In 2004-2005, Jacquelline and her family moved to Delhi, India where she helped to launch a $300 million health initiative for the Gates Foundation. Prior experience also includes serving as speechwriter to U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Dr. Louis Sullivan. Jacquelline ghostwrote the inspirational autobiography, “Never Forget,” by Kay Coles James. She received her BA in political science from UCLA and a Masters in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. She serves on the boards of World Vision and the Eastern Congo Initiative.
Jay Harris is the publisher of Mother Jones Magazine.
Previously he was general manager of Newsweek's Pacific edition, based in Hong Kong; publisher of Travel & Leisure/Asia; and director of international special projects for Newsweek International. He is a member of the board of IMAG, the independent magazine group of the Magazine Publishers Association, a board member of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, and a member of the Social Venture Network.
Jonathan Hutson, Chief Communications Officer at Physicians for Human Rights, has a strong track record creating traditional and new media strategies for national organizations during dynamic periods of growth. Beginning his career as a muckraking investigative journalist, Jonathan developed a passion for organizing and blogging on issues of social justice and environmental health. Prior to joining PHR, Jonathan created and led Dialogues Online: Racial Healing in Your Hometown, a public/private partnership between America Online and the Western Justice Center Foundation.
He then served as Communications Director for Public Justice, a national public interest law firm in Washington, D.C., and for Amory Lovins Rocky Mountain Institute. His latest project for PHR is DarfuriWomen.org, which lets users view first-hand narratives from refugee women and send them a reply.
Brett Solomon is Campaign Director for Australia at Avaaz.org, a global grassroots web movement that seeks to have an impact on global politics. Solomon completed a law degree at the University of Sydney, promoted the first International Youth Parliament and has worked for Community Aid Abroad and Amnesty International Australia.
He served as Executive Director of GetUp!, an online activist community established in 2005.
Has Human Rights Watch ever investigated the deliberate targeting of civilians by launching rockets into civilian communities by Hamas from schools, hospitals, mosques within Gaza? It is quite simple - stop launching rockets at civilians in Israel, end terror and none of these counter attacks and retaliatory incursions into Gaza would ever occur.
These self annointed "human rights" organizations have no moral authority.
I wonder how does Google’s presentation fit into overall theme of human rights? It is amazing how they are able to show up everywhere and promote their innovative tools which will help public understand their 700$ electricity bills and make Google lots of money on the way.