Program Officer, Human Rights & International Justice
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Eric Sears is a Program Officer for Human Rights and International Justice.
Prior to joining the Foundation in May 2009, Eric served as Program Officer in the Crimes Against Humanity Program at Human Rights First. In this capacity he engaged in research and advocacy within the United Nations system on a range of issues related to ending atrocity crimes and strengthening international justice mechanisms. Eric also worked for Amnesty International USA where he held several positions, including directing the organization’s campaign aimed at reforming U.S. counterterrorism policies. He played a key role in developing the organization’s ability to more effectively respond to human rights emergencies.
Eric holds an MSc in Human Rights from the London School of Economics and a B.A. in Peace and Conflict Studies and Political Science from Saint Louis University.
Eric Sears works on the following MacArthur programs and projects: