Career talk

Career talk: A.I. and human rights

Fri May 7th 2021, 11:15am - 12:00pm
RSVP required.
Career talk: A.I. and human rights

Join us for a public career talk during our Human Rights Careers Intensive on Friday, May 7 at 11:15am. We will be joined by Marta Kosmyna and Marlena Wisniak.

Marta Kosmyna is an advocate for technology policy that protects human rights. She is passionate about bridging the gap between the tech industry and government by connecting technologists with policymakers for high-impact civic projects. Her current research tackles the human rights implications of emerging technologies. Marta got her start at the Ohio House of Representatives, where she rose through the ranks from intern to legislative page and finally to constituent aide for the Speaker of the House. After moving to Washington DC, Marta worked as a research consultant for the Russia/Ukraine team at the Institute for the Study of War. As a senior associate at Human Rights Watch, Marta managed advocacy and research projects for both the Arms Division and Refugee Rights Program. Marta moved to San Francisco to serve as Silicon Valley lead for the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots and is now the project lead at CRDF Global in Washington, DC.

Marlena Wisniak LLM '19 works at the intersection of international human rights and technology, with a focus on algorithmic systems. Trained as a lawyer and having a decade of experience in research and advocacy, she has worked extensively to advance business and human rights and corporate accountability, especially in the technology sector. At European Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ECNL), she primarily focuses on AI governance at the EU, Council of Europe and UN levels and leads civil society engagement. Previously, Marlena oversaw the civil society portfolio at the Partnership on AI and served as the in-residence expert on international human rights. Her other appointments have included the Danish Institute for Human Rights, the Investor Alliance for Human Rights, Oxfam America and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, among others. Admitted to the Geneva (Swiss) bar, Marlena holds a Master’s of Law degree (LLM) from Stanford Law School, a law degree (J.D. equivalent) and a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of Geneva.

This public talk will be presented on the heels of our Human Rights Careers Intensive, a workshop on finding your place in the human rights career sphere. Our Center will run the careers intensive again next year. RSVP required.