Human Rights Watch Deputy Executive Director for External Relations Carroll Bogert will present a free lecture on the William Jewell College campus in Liberty, Mo., at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 12 in Gano Chapel. The public is invited to attend the lecture, “What Is US Global Leadership in the 21st Century? A Human Rights Perspective.”
At Human Rights Watch, Bogert oversees external relations and assists with advocacy and fundraising. She previously served as communications director, drawing attention to human rights issues in more than 90 countries worldwide. She frequently publishes on op-ed pages, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Financial Times, USA Today, Boston Globe and New Republic. Her commentaries have also aired on National Public Radio.
Before joining Human Rights Watch, Bogert worked for Newsweek as a correspondent, bureau chief and editor in the Philippines, Beijing, Hong Kong, Moscow and New York.
She holds an M.A. in East Asian Studies and a B.A. from Harvard University, where she was president of the Student Council of the Center for International Affairs. She speaks fluent Russian and Mandarin Chinese.
Bogert will visit William Jewell as a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow, a program administered by the Council of Independent Colleges that brings prominent artists, diplomats, journalists, business leaders and other professionals to campuses across the United States for a week-long residential program of classes, workshops and informal discussions. She will deliver the Kern lecture, part of a Jewell series named in memory of alumna Penny Kern White’s mother to address contemporary topics that influence women’s lives.