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Alexa Koenig

United States  
Human Rights Center, UC Berkeley School...
Joined January 2017
Interests: Criminal Justice, Education, Gender-based violence, Right to Information, Women's Rights
Alexa Koenig is executive director of the Human Rights Center (winner of the 2015 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions) and a lecturer at UC Berkeley, where she teaches classes on human rights and international criminal law and co-manages the center's Human Rights Investigations Lab. Prior to her appointment at HRC, she served as program manager of the Witness to Guantánamo Project. She is a member of the Technology Advisory Board of the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court, and is often called upon to speak about the role of emerging technologies in human rights practice. She earned her PhD with honors from UC Berkeley, her JD magna cum laude from USF with a certificate in IP and cyberlaw, and her BA summa cum laude from UCLA's World Arts and Cultures department. She is a co-author of the recently-released book Hiding in Plain Sight: The Pursuit of War Criminals from Nuremberg to the War on Terror (UC Press, 2016).

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