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Suzanne Nossel, The New Free Speech

Sunday, December 15, 2013
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Suzanne Nossel grew up in Scarsdale, graduated from Scarsdale High School and was one of Eric Rothschild’s prized students.

She is a 2013 recipient of the Distinguished Scarsdale High School Alumni Award.

A human rights advocate and non-profit leader, Suzanne is Executive Director of PEN American Center.

Prior to coming to PEN American Center, Suzanne served as the Executive Director of Amnesty International USA, where she led a strategic reorganization to strengthen Amnesty’s external human rights impact and focus on building the next generation of human rights activists.

She also led successful efforts to secure passage of the Afghan Women and Girls Security Promotion Act of 2012 and convened a historic youth Town Hall with Burmese Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.

Nossel also previously served in the Obama administration, where, as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Organizations, she oversaw U.S. engagement in the UN Human Rights Council.

Suzanne is an accomplished author who has published hundreds of blog entries, op ed pieces and numerous scholarly articles.

Suzanne received her A.B. from Harvard College and her J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Suzanne will be speaking on “The New Free Speech.”

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