Rebecca Riddell is a human rights lawyer and senior advisor to the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights. Her work has focused on the rights of people who experience poverty, corporate accountability, the rights of migrants and refugees, women’s rights, environmental rights, climate change, and fiscal policies.
Rebecca previously worked at Human Rights Watch and served as a law clerk to the Honorable James L. Cott in the Southern District of New York. Prior to that, she worked with Haitian social justice organizations as a student advocate with NYU’s Global Justice Clinic and conducted research in China as an International Law and Human Rights Fellow.
She graduated cum laude from NYU School of Law, where she served as digital executive editor of the NYU Review of Law and Social Change and received the school’s Ann Petluck Poses Memorial Prize and Flora S. and Jacob L. Newman Prize. Rebecca graduated summa cum laude from Kenyon with a bachelor’s degree in political science and was a Fulbright Scholar in Thailand.
Wednesday, February 26 at 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Samuel Mather Hall, Room 215
203 N. College Road, Gambier, OH 43022