CANCELED: Warburg Lecture by Sarah Margon

Sarah Margon

Please note: this event has been canceled due to weather.

Starts:  2/12/2019  5:00 PM
Ends: 2/12/2019 6:30 PM


Please note: this event has been canceled due to weather.

Sarah Margon, Washington Director of Human Rights Watch

From the humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen, to the killing fields of South Sudan, to the plight of asylum seekers in Europe and the US, violations of human rights are multiplying across the globe. As more governments turn their backs, victims today have fewer protections.

Human Rights Watch is one of the oldest and most respected human rights groups in the world, with offices across the globe and millions of supporters who sustain its advocacy and protection campaigns. Sarah Margon is Washington Director of HRW, a role that involves working with the US government, Congress, the media, as well as with foreign governments and other human rights organizations.

Sarah will discuss the current work of Human Rights Watch worldwide. She will also discuss the political and policy environment in Washington, where concerns about the Trump administration’s stance on human rights continue to mount.

Presented by the Warburg Program and the Department of Political Science & International Relations | College of Social Sciences, Social Policy, and Practice 

Light refreshments will be served.

Prior to joining Human Rights Watch, Sarah Margon was associate director of sustainable security and peacebuilding at the Center for American Progress. She also served as senior foreign policy advisor to Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) and as staff director to the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs. She has been a guest on various national and international media programs and has published in a wide range of outlets from the Washington Post to USA Today to Foreign Policy. Sarah holds a graduate degree from Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service and an undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University (Connecticut).