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Crowdsourcing Human Rights, A Conversation with David Keyes
Sponsored by the Stanford International Human Rights Law Association
Please join SIHRLA in welcoming David Keyes this Thursday, November 5th at 12:45. Mr. Keyes will be speaking about crowdsourcing human rights and the power of an individual to challenge dictatorship. He will highlight the role law students can play in defending human rights globally.
David Keyes is the executive director of Advancing Human Rights and a “pioneer in online human rights activism,” according to The New York Times. In 2014, Keyes launched Movements, a crowdsourcing platform linking human rights activists with people around the world with skills to help them. The Huffington Post calls Movements “Uber for Activists.” Keyes has written for The New York Times, Daily Beast, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Foreign Policy and many other publications. He has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, PBS, Al Jazeera and Bloomberg TV. CBS News credits Keyes with temporary freeing one of Iran’s most famous political prisoners after his clash with Iran’s foreign minister and PBS said Keyes sparked a major protest movements in Turkey. Keyes’ videos punking dictators have been seen by millions. Buzzfeed’s Middle East correspondent called Keyes the “‘ it’ boy of human rights agitation.”
Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP here.