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Eric Sears

Program Officer

Eric's grantmaking portfolio includes strengthening freedom of expression and privacy in the digital environment, advancing an open and secure Internet, and supporting the incubation and development of new technologies that aid in human rights research, advocacy, and litigation.

He has previously worked at Human Rights First in New York and Amnesty International USA in Washington, D.C. where he carried out a range of research and advocacy initiatives. While at Amnesty, Eric launched and managed the organization’s campaign aimed at reforming U.S. counterterrorism policies and helped create the organization’s Crisis Prevention and Response program.

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:

Human Rights