Sarah Leah Whitson

Sarah Leah Whitson
  • Executive Director, Middle East and North Africa Division, Human Rights Watch, USA

Graduate, Harvard Law School and University of California, Berkeley. Formerly, attorney with Goldman, Sachs & Co. Currently, Executive Director, Middle East and North Africa Division, Human Rights Watch; directs division of 33 professionals covering 17 countries in MENA, with offices in Beirut, Cairo, Jerusalem, Sana'a and Tripoli, investigating and reporting on human rights abuses in the region and advocating for change; primary spokesperson for the division with extensive publications and appearances in international and regional media. Member, Council on Foreign Relations.