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Career talk with human rights lawyer Ayesha Khan

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October 23, 2020 - 11:15am to 12:00pm

Join us for a career talk with Ayesha Khan. Ayesha is an international lawyer and public policy professional currently working on issues of digital rights, corporate accountability and the rule of law. Ayesha’s research examines how emerging technologies such as AI, surveillance tech, facial recognition, IoTs and digital platforms impact human rights, especially in the Global South. Through her research, writing and recommendations to governments, she advocates for stronger safeguards for human rights, demanding greater accountability from corporations and more transparency from governments. Ayesha is currently working with the Dangerous Speech Project as a GNI Fellow, examining the role of digital platforms in disseminating hate speech and inciting violence in South Asia. She is also engaged as a researcher on freedom of expression issues with the Yale Wikimedia Initiative on Intermediaries and Information.

Additionally, Ayesha serves as the Vice-Chair for Public Policy at the American Bar Association’s International Human Rights Committee where she monitors human rights abuses globally and advocates for stricter adherence to the rule of law. Previously, Ayesha worked with the United Nations Global Compact, the UN’s special initiative on corporate sustainability issues. She’s also worked on international development issues with the federal government of India, the ILO, the World Bank. Ayesha has an LLM in international law from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and a JD from the National University of Juridical Sciences in India. She can be found on Twitter at @misteamountains.

The public talk will be presented as part 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 in spring quarter.

Zoom link. Passcode: 650650 (Waiting room enabled.)