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Linda Rabben


“Two Hundred Fifty Years of Human Rights Campaigns”


Dr. Linda Rabben has been active in social and political movements for more than 25 years, and she has studied, written about and worked on human rights, development and environmental issues in the United States and other countries as a researcher, analyst, campaigner and adviser. Her professional experience includes work for international nongovernmental organizations, magazines and newspapers, public radio and universities. Currently she is a developmental editor at the US Institute of Peace in Washington, DC.

Dr. Rabben has done extensive field research in Brazil and received a PhD in anthropology and Latin American studies from Cornell University. After working as a researcher at Amnesty International in London in 1990-91, she was AIUSA’s Brazil country specialist for a decade. As an Amnesty representative, she investigated the Candelaria street children’s massacre and other human rights violations in Brazil. She has also worked on immigration, asylum and refugee issues and cases in the United States as an Amnesty volunteer.

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