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Sarah Leah Whitson

Executive Director, Middle East and North Africa Division, Human Rights Watch

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 35 professionals covering 18 countries in MENA, with staff in Beirut, Jerusalem, Tunis, Amman, Rabat, Aden, Ramallah, and Gaza, 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.