Human Rights Alumni Speaker Series with Barbara Matias

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

This discussion, part of our Human Rights Alumni Speaker series, will look into human rights implementation in international headquarters and in the field, to gain insight into how, and where, to best make a difference.

Bárbara Matias has a career spanning many countries and missions. Most recently at NATO, she was Programme Officer to the training mission in Iraq and the Euro-Atlantic Disaster Relief Crisis Center's Team Lead on NATO-EU coordination. She was previously based in Kosovo working on the dialogue with Serbia and the Western Balkan EU enlargement. Her international background also includes work at EUROJUST, the Portuguese diplomatic missions in Austria and Sweden, and human right field research at a Greek refugee camp. Bárbara was a Fulbright graduate scholar at Columbia University, where she completed an MA in Human Rights Studies and was invited to be an undergraduate lecturer/teaching assistant. She speaks 6 languages, is a regular contributor to several think-tanks on foreign affairs, and a proud advocate of the European integration project.