Panel on Public Interest Careers, Featuring Harvard Law School Alumni in Senior Positions at the United Nations and Non-Governmental Organizations.
The panelists will discuss their career paths, how they made the move from private to public sector, and the rewards and challenges of what they do.
Wednesday, October 30th, 6:30 p.m.
Reitler Kailas & Rosenblatt LLC
885 Third Avenue, 20th Floor
New York, New York 10022
Brett Dakin, HLS '03
Acting Executive Director and General Counsel of the Child Mind Institute, an independent, national nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders. Brett previously worked at the Rainforest Alliance, Columbia Law School and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and practiced at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton.
Yasmeen Hassan, HLS '94
Global Executive Director of Equality Now, a human rights organization focused on equality for women and girls. She previously worked at the United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women and practiced at Davis Polk & Wardwell.
Sarah Leah Whitson, HLS '91
Executive Director of Human Rights Watch's Middle East and North Africa Division. Before joining Human Rights Watch, she worked for Goldman, Sachs & Co., and Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton.
Fatemeh Ziai, HLS '90
Director of Coordination for the Peacekeeping, Political and Peacebuilding Departments of the United Nations. She was previously Counsel at Human Rights Watch, and practiced at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen and Hamilton.