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Welcome to the new Human Rights blog here at the Foreign Policy Association. I will be blogging here along with Nikolaj (the transatlantic nature of our tandem should help cover a broader range of issues and perspectives). I am including my full bio below FYI and can be reached via the blog or at [email protected]. Many thanks to FPA for providing Nikolaj and myself with this opportunity.

Raj Purohit bio:

Raj started at Citizens for Global Solutions as a Senior Fellow in Summer 2005. He currently serves as the Interim Director and CEO. He retains his duties as the chief policy advisor for the organization. Most recently, Raj was Legislative Director for Human Rights First, where he was responsible for leading the organization's advocacy efforts in Congress, with a focus on international relations, judiciary and security issues. Raj helped develop and implement new legislative initiatives and lobbying strategies. He also represented Human Rights First in a range of coalitions, including the Washington Working Group on the International Criminal Court, and was a media spokesperson.

Before joining Human Rights First, Raj served as Legislative Director for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He has also served as Director of Legal Services at the Center on Conscience and War. Raj received his Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from Sussex University (1995) and his LL.M. in International Legal Studies from American University, Washington College of Law (1997), where he also teaches.