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Human Rights and Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

  • Hinckley Caucus Room (Gardner Commons) 260 South Central Campus Drive (suite 2018) Salt Lake City, Utah 8412 (map)
  • Scott Paul, Humanitarian Policy Lead, Oxfam

Scot Paul leads Oxfam America’s policy advocacy on a number of emergencies and cross-cutting humanitarian issues. During his tenure at Oxfam, Paul has spearheaded the organizations work on a number of acute crises, including those in Yemen, Somalia, Nigeria, Myanmar, and Bangladesh. His advocacy in these emergencies often focuses on the political drivers of violence and vulnerability, as well as the financial exclusion of vulnerable individuals and the remittance companies and charities that serve them. Paul is a frequent media commentator with outlets including the New York Times, Washington Post, Foreign Policy, and Al Jazeera and has testified before Congress. He completed his undergraduate work at Columbia University and St. Petersburg State University and graduated from New York University Law School.

  • Andrea Prasow, Deputy Washington Director, Human Rights Watch

Andrea Prasow, Deputy Washington Director at Human Rights Watch, conducts advocacy before the US government on global human rights issues. Previously, as senior national security counsel and advocate for Human Rights Watch, Prasow investigated and analyzed US national security policies and practices, and led advocacy efforts urging executive and legislative branch officials in Washington to implement national security policies that respect internationally recognized rights. Prior to joining Human Rights Watch, Prasow was a defense attorney with the Office of Military Commissions and was a associate at Paul, Weise, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP where she served as habeas counsel for Saudi detainees at Guantanamo. Her work with Guantanamo detainees has taken her to Bahrain, Yemen, and Afghanistan. She holds a BA from the University of Toronto and a JD from Georgetown University Law Center.

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