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Sean Arthurs

United States  
EarthRights International
Joined February 2021
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Education, Environmental Justice
Seán Arthurs
Director of Global Education and Training
Region: Global Leadership and Management

Seán is EarthRights’ Director of Global Education and Training. He is a lifelong learner with extensive experience working at the intersection of law and education. Seán has trained teachers and designed, implemented, and evaluated learning and training programs across the globe. He is passionate about partnering with others to build more equitable and accessible educational systems and structures for all learners and leaders. Before joining EarthRights, Seán worked as a high school teacher, judicial clerk, Skadden Fellow and Legal Aid attorney, human rights volunteer, litigation associate, Clinical Teaching Fellow, Online Learning Facilitator, and non-profit Director.

Seán holds a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, a B.B.A. (University of Notre Dame), a J.D. (University of Cincinnati), a Master of Arts in Teaching (University of Portland), and an L.L.M. in Advocacy (Georgetown University Law Center). He has written and presented widely on learner-centered education, scaling in the education space, and best practices in virtual teaching and learning. When he is not attending school or building programs, Seán is laughing and exploring with his two lively and inquisitive children who remind him frequently about how little he knows. I am hoping to connect with other educators, human rights and environmental rights defenders, and activists to think about how we can help train, partner, and empower local activists in leading change. Any specific opportunities to partner or learn more about education efforts, both in-person and virtual, would be welcomed!

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