2024 Human Rights Career Panel

Tuesday, March 26, 2024 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Please join us for ISHR’s Annual Career Panel! Human rights professionals will discuss their current work and offer insights and advice to students interested in pursuing a career in human rights. 
Speakers Include: 
Leo SC Castilho: PhD, Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
Leonardo began his university studies on Law and International Relations at PUC-Rio, graduated from Sciences-Po Paris with a Master's degree in International Affairs, and obtained a Master of Studies in International Human Rights Law from Oxford University. After working for NGOs in Rio, and interning for the Interamerican Court of Human Rights, Leonardo joined the United Nations in 2005 and since then he worked for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and UNFPA in various positions, in New York, in Geneva, and in several countries in Latin America. He recently obtained a PhD in International Relations / Political Science from the Graduate Institute for International and Development Studies and is on academic leave to work on a manuscript building on his PhD thesis which was awarded magna cum laude. Leo is also a proud husband and a father.
Julie Ciccolini: CEO and Founder, Techtivist (HRSMA alum)
Julie has dedicated her career to building technology to advance human rights and is the founder/CEO of Techtivist, a software firm dedicated to empowering human rights defenders. Previously, Julie was the Director of Law Enforcement Accountability at the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, a Research Technologist at Human Rights Watch, and co-founder of The Cop Accountability Project at The Legal Aid Society. She is an alumna of the Columbia University Human Rights Master’s Studies program and was named the Graduate School's "Most Outstanding Recent Alumni” in 2022.
Nikita Perumal: Strategic Partnership Manager, Kentucky Civic Engagement Table (UHRP alum)
Nikita grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, and is a 2016 graduate of the Dual BA Program between Columbia University and Sciences Po. Immediately after graduating, Nikita pursued a Fulbright research project in the Pacific Island nation of Vanuatu, which was a direct continuation of her senior thesis as a Human Rights major. Her 9 years of organizing experience began on Columbia's campus through her involvement with Columbia Divest for Climate Justice, and she now builds statewide people power across Kentucky, with KY Tenants and the Kentucky Civic Engagement Table.
Topic: Human Rights Career Panel
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