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Sarah Kane, Chief Operating Officer

Sarah Kane is a graduate of Duke University with a major in Public Policy, a minor in History, and a certificate in Human Rights. As an undergraduate, Sarah focused specifically on migration, although she is passionate about the promotion and protection of human rights on an international scale. Sarah has previously worked with two NGOs that service refugees: Kiron in Berlin, Germany, which provides access to higher education for refugees, and InfoPark in Belgrade, Serbia, which provides resources and programming for recent arrivals and young boys and girls in the nearby reception center. At Genocide Watch, Sarah focuses on day-to-day operations and leads the Communications Team.

 

Helen Graham, Alliance & Advocacy Director

Helen Graham is an undergraduate at George Washington University, with an expected major in Peace Studies. She is particularly interested in studying how factors like civil war, insufficient natural resources, and social fragmentation can exacerbate tensions into genocide. Helen also hopes to research how perpetrators of genocide use sexual exploitation, rape, and forced sterilization as tools. As an intern for Genocide Watch, she will be monitoring Nigeria, Sudan, South Sudan, the Central African Republic, and Equatorial Guinea. Helen is originally from Southern California but now resides in Washington D.C. Before Genocide Watch, Helen interned with Loyola Project for the Innocent providing legal aid to wrongly convicted incarcerated individuals, California State Senator Ben Allen’s office, and Heal the Bay – an environmental organization focused protecting coastal watersheds.  

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Grace Condon, Research Director

Grace Condon is a fourth-year undergraduate student at the University of Waterloo majoring in History with a minor in Peace and Conflict Studies. Her research interests include global histories of human rights abuses and advocacy, social and political dissent, decolonization, historiography, and narrative history. As an intern for Genocide Watch, she will be monitoring Brazil, Mexico, Indonesia, Myanmar, and Iran. Passionately committed to building a future in which genocide, extrajudicial violence, and widespread social inequality are unthinkable, Grace hopes to deepen her understanding of genocide prevention and acquire knowledge and skill in international human rights law and advocacy.

Daniel Russell, Development Director

Daniel Russell is a junior at George Washington University double majoring in political science and history. Previously, Daniel interned for Congressman Peter Meijer, the McCain Institute’s Preventing Targeted Violence program, and ActionAid USA’s Development Team. In high school, Daniel founded the nonprofit speaker series Leaders in Lowell which hosted events with over 18 speakers, including a successful event with Holocaust survivor Rena Finder. Rena is a survivor of the Krakow Ghetto and Auschwitz-Birkenau, where she was saved by Oskar Schindler. Rena’s story inspired Daniel’s interest in genocide research and prevention. He is particularly interested in and passionate about, accountability efforts for genocide and crimes against humanity. Originally from Dracut, Massachusetts, Daniel currently lives in Washington DC.

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Ethan Walton, Communications Coordinator

Ethan Walton is a recent graduate of NYU’s Program in International Relations and previously obtained a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Lynchburg. In 2019, he travelled to the former Yugoslavia to study genocide and violence during the Second World War as well as the Balkan Wars of the 1990s. Ethan would later write his undergraduate thesis on Generational Trauma and Nationalist Rhetoric as a Basis for Genocide, where he would explore how real or manufactured trauma can be manipulated by leaders and media outlets to inspire or justify genocide and large-scale atrocities. At Genocide Watch, he focuses on monitoring Ukraine and Russia, as well as Eastern European countries, while simultaneously serving on the communications team.

Areeka Khan, Alliance & Advocacy Coordinator, India

Areeka Khan holds a bachelor's degree in philosophy from Sophia College for Women in Mumbai, India. She is an active member of the All India Human Rights Association’s student committee and research team, where her article "Religious Nationalism and the Transgressive Theory of Love Jihad in India" was published. She volunteered as a medical assistant at Shyama Prasad Mukerjee (Civil) Hospital in Lucknow, India, where she shadowed medical professionals and assisted in the organisation of blood donation camps and AIDS and HIV awareness sessions. As an intern for Genocide Watch, Areeka aims to draw attention to the consequences of state-sanctioned violence and discrimination in the name of nation, race, and religion. She will monitor India, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, China, and North Korea for Genocide Watch.

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Allison Newey, Alliance & Advocacy Coordinator, USA

Allison Newey is a current senior undergraduate student at Keene State College with a dual major in Holocaust & Genocide Studies and minors in Theatre Arts and International Studies. She also spent the spring 2022 semester abroad in Berlin, Germany at the Freie Universität Berlin to further her education in the Holocaust and European History. Currently, she is a Federal Service Intern for the U.S. Department of State, specifically working with the Eastern Congo Unit at the U.S. Embassy Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo. At Genocide Watch, she monitors genocidal activity in numerous countries, including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Poland, and Ireland. She plans to attend graduate school in the fall to study International Peacebuilding or Conflict Resolution.

Daniella Campos, Alliance & Advocacy Coordinator, USA

Daniella Campos is a senior at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA. She is double majoring in International Relations and Public Policy. Since her first year, she has worked on a Political Science Podcast for New Books Network hosted by one of her political science professors. Daniella currently works as Senior Editorial Assistant, conducting research, gathering information, and drafting summaries of upcoming authors being interviewed. She has also participated in an internship for the World Affairs Council in Philadelphia. Serving as a mentor for the Global Smarts Program, she prepared middle school students for a Jr. Model U.N. conference hosted by the World Affairs Council. Working with her team, she created lesson plans that assisted students in researching ongoing global issues in Spain and Burma while teaching about the U.N. and practicing diplomacy. Her Mexican heritage and first-generation status have heavily influenced her interests in Latin American policy, immigration policy, and human rights advocacy. As an intern for Genocide Watch, she will be writing alerts and monitoring countries within Latin America while also assisting the Alliance and Advocacy team. In the future, she plans on pursuing a J.D./Master in International Law and Policy.

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Isabelle Hofberg, Alliance & Advocacy Coordinator, UK

Isabelle Hofberg is a current postgraduate student at the University of Winchester, having previously obtained a B.A. in History with a concentration on Genocide and Gender Studies. As an undergraduate, Isabelle focused on the gendered experiences of twentieth-century genocide, and as a postgraduate is now researching how female perpetration of genocide is understood and represented by survivors. Her other research interests include Jewish history, Holocaust memorialization, and genocide education. Isabelle has spoken at several UK postgraduate conferences to raise awareness of rape as a tool of genocide in historical and present-day genocides. In the future, she plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Holocaust and Genocide Education.  

Margaret Gallagher, Legal Associate

Margaret has worked in various roles in the NGO and international law sectors and currently acts as a legal and policy manager at a children’s rights NGO. During the last two years, Margaret has worked for the Legal Division of the Department of Foreign Affairs Ireland, REDRESS UK notably on the Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe case, and the Court of Justice of the European Union. Margaret has also completed pro bono work for CHILD USA, the Transnational Legal Clinic (UPenn), Lighthouse Relief Greece, the International Refugee Assistance Project, Hazara Research Collective, Article 33 Institute (as an International Criminal Law fellow), presented research to the UN Women on the Women Peace and Security Agenda on its 20th anniversary and assisted on a public interest brief for the Supreme Court of Nepal on human trafficking for the Centre for Migration and International Relations. Margaret holds an LLM in International Law with distinction from the University of Pennsylvania with a specialism in Global Security, Sustainability, and Human Rights having been awarded a Dean’s Scholarship to the University. Margaret completed her BCL with French Law in UCD as an entrance scholar finishing 3rd in her year with first-class honours and holds a Diploma in European Union Law from Université Toulouse 1 Capitole. Having completed research on the Uyghur genocide while at Penn under the supervision of former UNHCHR Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, Margaret developed a passion for research and scholarship in genocide studies. You can reach Margaret at mgallagher@genocidewatch.org.

Kyla Lucey, Legal Associate

Kyla Lucey is a current law student at The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, and graduated from Pepperdine University with a B.A. in International Studies (Political Specialization) and a minor in German. Her undergraduate thesis focused on the effective use of aid in areas affected by armed conflict. During law school, she worked with the San Diego Public Defender’s Office and joined the International Union for Conservation of Nature Marine Connectivity Working Group (IUCN MCWG). The work for the IUCN MCWG has focused on publishing reports on the outputs of international conferences that can be utilized to consolidate the response to environmental catastrophes and the effect of these events on communities. In the future, she plans on pursuing a career in human rights law.

Jordan Lambdin, Legal Associate

Jordan Lambdin is a second-year student at the University of Massachusetts School of Law. She is concurrently earning her Master's in Public Policy researching policy that effectively prevents violence against women. Last summer, Jordan worked for the Law Offices of Eglet Adams in Las Vegas, NV working primarily on the Opioid litigation case to bring necessary resources back to the Nevada community. In 2021, she graduated with a B.A. in Women’s Studies and Spanish (concentration in Literature and Culture), with a minor in Holocaust, Genocide, and Peace Studies from the University of Nevada, Reno. Jordan’s senior thesis researched Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence during the COVID-19 Lockdown in Northern Nevada. Jordan’s academic and professional interests are genocide, femicide, and domestic violence prevention. In addition to working with Genocide Watch, Jordan works for a solo practitioner in Westport, MA doing criminal appellate and immigration work. Additionally, Jordan volunteers with a local, tuition-free, private school for girls from low-income families in the New Bedford area.

Panchami Manjunatha, Legal Associate

Panchami Manjunatha is an undergraduate law student at the National Law School of India University, Bengaluru, India. She is a member of the Legal Service Clinic at NLSIU and has undertaken numerous advocacy projects for children in conflict with the law and juveniles awaiting trial in observation homes. She has also been a part of numerous research projects seeking to further human rights jurisprudence as a law student. As an intern for Genocide Watch, she will be monitoring and researching countries in South Asia and the Middle East. In the future, she plans on pursuing a career in international human rights and humanitarian law.

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Manoka Y, Legal Associate

Manoka Y is a Ph.D. Student in Political Geography at Kent State University (KSU), Kent, Ohio. Her Ph.D. dissertation research focuses on Peace Paris Agreement in Vietnam and the genocide in Cambodia. She holds MA in Comparative Law from Nagoya University in Japan, with a thesis publication entitled “Theories of Legal Reasoning in Cambodia Institutional Contexts: In Defense of Purposive Interpretation”. She also got MA in private law focusing on Commercial Court in Cambodia, and a BA in Law from the Royal University of Law and Economics in Cambodia with the main research on Cambodia’s politics and legal practices in the context of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

 

Prior to coming to KSU, she had been working as a judge in the Cambodia Court of First Instance since 2014 and she worked on both Civil and Criminal cases. She is also a legal researcher and civil and criminal lecturer on the Legal Executive Committee at Sala Traju Association since 2014. She used to work at the Office of Co-Prosecutor at Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) and as a legal translator at the Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC-Cam). She joined the visiting research program at International Courts such as the International Criminal Court (ICC), International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), International Criminal of Justice (ICJ), and International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg and genocide museum, Nazi concentration camps in 2012.

Giulia Dellaferrera, Legal Associate

Giulia Dellaferrera attended a double degree program in Italian and French Law at the Universities of Turin and Nice and she graduated summa cum laude in 2021. For her final dissertation, she explored the thesis of genocide by attrition, with particular attention to sexual violence and the denial of health care, food, and water as indirect methods of annihilation of a group. After that, she specialized in her main areas of interest with a Master’s Degree in Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at Paris-Panthéon-Assas University. She complimented her studies by joining two legal clinics. The first one was focused on strategic litigation before the UN mechanisms for the protection of human rights in cases of violations of academic freedom, in partnership with Scholars at Risk. The second one entailed writing a data sheet on the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war in Myanmar for We are not Weapons of War. These experiences convinced her to pursue a career in the NGOs, while her recent participation in the International Competition of Humanitarian Law Jean-Pictet has confirmed her vocation to work in the field of humanitarian assistance.

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Joji Masutani, Communications Coordinator & Early Warning Analyst

Joji Masutani is studying for a Bachelor's Degree in International Relations at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan. He's participated in an exchange program at the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies to learn more about the Middle East and Africa. His undergraduate research focuses on surveillance theory and how technological development is influencing politics. Joji hopes to deepen his understanding of international intervention and genocide prevention, while also contributing to international society. 

Alex Wordley, Early Warning Analyst

Alex Wordley is a recent graduate of the University of the Arts, London, where he completed an MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography. He has worked abroad in Russia, first as a translator in Moscow and later as an English teacher in Siberia, where he developed a passion for photography. He maintains a keen interest in the former Soviet Union and carried out field research and assignment work in Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan as part of his postgraduate studies. In the summer of 2022, he undertook a long-term project on the Russification of Lithuania during Soviet occupation, for which he was based in Vilnius for three months. Away from the former Soviet Union, he has collaborated with NGOs and vulnerable communities in London in a journalistic capacity. He also holds a BA in Modern Languages and Cultures from Durham University and speaks Russian fluently.

Leah Cohen, Early Warning Analyst

Leah Cohen is a recent graduate of the University of Bristol with an M.S. in International Relations, concentrating on Genocide Studies, Human Rights, Global Justice, and European Security. Prior to her Master’s in Bristol, she earned a BSc Econ in Politics and Modern History from Cardiff University, where she primarily focused on race relations and continuing dehumanisation and discrimination against Black people in the United States. For Leah’s Master’s dissertation, she analysed three genocides across different continents and decades, discussing the failures to intervene and prevent genocide in each unique case. Through her research, she developed a deep understanding of the political, and social, conditions within Sudan, Myanmar, and Guatemala. Through both her Master’s and Undergraduate courses, she has developed a comprehensive understanding of the political turmoil within the wider Sahel region. More recently, she has expanded her area of focus from the Sahel to Iran, Israel/Palestine, and Burkina Faso. As an intern for Genocide Watch, she will be monitoring a variety of countries and writing country reports and alerts. In the future, she hopes to pursue a career as a Research Fellow, focusing on Human Rights violations and Genocide Studies.

Nat Hill, Senior Research Advisor

Nat Hill is a graduate of James Madison University with a B.A. in International Affairs and an MSc in Violence, Conflict, and Development at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. He has worked abroad in Ghana as an intern at an experimental poultry farm and in Armenia, where he conducted a research project on ethnic and religious minorities in Armenian politics. Nat has also interned at the National Institute for African Studies in London, contributing regular blog articles to their website. He has a keen interest in the South Caucasus region and wrote his graduate thesis on history's role in the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict. In Fall 2023, Nat will become a Ph.D. student in Political Science at the University of Maryland. He hopes to master the Armenian, Azerbaijani and Georgian languages.

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