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Executive Director:

Charles Clements Charlie Clements is the Carr Center's Executive Director. Prior to coming to the Carr Center, Clements, a widely respected human rights activist and public health physician, served as president of Unitarian Universalist Service Committee from August 2003 until February 2010. Prior to taking the position at UUSC, he served as executive director of Border WaterWorks, an initiative of the Pew Charitable Trusts and the El Paso Community Foundation, which assisted small U.S. communities along the border without running water or sewers to construct such desperately needed infrastructure.

Throughout the years, Clements has faced several moral dilemmas that shaped his life. As a distinguished graduate of the Air Force Academy who had flown more than 50 missions in the Vietnam War, he decided the war was immoral and refused to fly missions in support of the invasion of Cambodia. Later, as a newly trained physician, he chose to work in the midst of El Salvador's civil war, where the villages he served were bombed, rocketed, or strafed by some of the same aircraft in which he had previously trained.

For two years in the late 1980s, Clements served as director of human rights education at UUSC, leading a number of congressional fact-finding delegations to Central America. In 1997, as president of Physicians for Human Rights, he participated both in the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony and the treaty signing for the International Campaign to Ban Landmines. Clements is author of Witness to War and the subject of an Academy Award-winning documentary of the same title.
Executive Director, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy
Adjunct Lecturer, Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Faculty, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative
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Center Staff:

Christina Bain Christina Bain is the Director of the Program on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy. Prior to her time at the Kennedy School, Christina was appointed by Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney as the Executive Director of the Governor's Commission on Sexual and Domestic Violence, a statewide commission of over 340 public and private sector partners. She previously served as the Public Affairs Liaison to Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Kerry Healey where she worked on domestic violence and criminal justice issues, including human trafficking and sex offender management. Since 2006, she has been a member of the Massachusetts Human Trafficking Task Force, one of the 42 statewide anti-trafficking task forces funded by the U.S. Department of Justice. Christina also served as a Special Assistant to Governor Jane Swift of Massachusetts.
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Eric Jenkins Eric Jenkins-Sahlin is administrative staff and faculty assistant to Carr Center Executive Director Charlie Clements. Eric previously served as faculty assistant to former Carr Center Director Rory Stewart before Stewart was elected to British Parliament in 2010. Eric graduated with honors from Boston University with a B.A. in Philosophy.
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Chris Kintzing Chris Kintzing is the Carr Center’s Web Communications Manager, responsible for making sure the Web is being used as effectively as possible to support the Center’s mission. For the past five years, Chris has been the Publications & Web Assistant at the Harvard Law School Library, where he maintained the library's Web sites and also produced a variety of in-house publications. Before coming to Harvard, Chris spent 16 years working as a software developer in the Boston area. During that time, he worked for several local software companies, including Interleaf, Powersoft/Sybase, and Allaire/Macromedia. Chris is excited to be here supporting the Carr Center’s activities, and is looking forward to doing all he can to use the Web to compliment its work.
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Bharathi Radhakrishnan Bharathi Radhakrishnan is a Research Assistant for the MARO Project. After completing her graduate program focusing on conflict studies in South Asia, Bharathi worked in Sri Lanka with a local NGO conducting program development and research. Her work focused on relief, reconstruction, and development projects in Sri Lanka's Northern Province for internally displaced persons both in IDP camps and in resettled villages. Bharathi also served as a foreign observer for the 2010 Presidential Elections in Sri Lanka in the district of Kandy. She is also a contributing author of “Project Palestinian Enterprise,” a report published by New York University discussing the importance of economic development to the Middle East peace process, and has worked at the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, Amnesty International USA, the World Policy Institute, and on international development projects in Ecuador and Zambia. Bharathi is a graduate of Brandeis University and holds an MA in Politics with a specialization in International Relations from New York University.
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A. Dwight Raymond A. Dwight Raymond, Colonel, U.S. Army (Ret), is a Doctrine and Concepts Analyst at the Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (PKSOI) in Carlisle, PA. Prior to this appointment Colonel (Ret) Raymond served on the faculty at the US Army War College. From 2006-2007 Colonel (Ret) Raymond was the MiTT Chief of an Iraqi Army Brigade in Ninewah Province; he has also spent several years serving in Korea including working as the Chief of Plans for Combined Forces Command/United Nations Command. A former infantry officer, Colonel (Ret) Raymond is a graduate of the United States Military Academy, the School of Advanced Military Studies, the US Army War College, and other institutions. He is married with two children.
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Program Assistants:

David Dodge David Dodge is the Program Assistant for the Sexuality Gender and Human Rights Program. Before coming to the Harvard Kennedy School to pursue a master's degree in Public Policy, David worked as an electoral and grassroots community organizer and researcher. From 2008 to 2010, he served as coordinator of the Right to the City-NYC alliance, a grouping of over 20 community-based organizations fighting displacement and gentrification in low-income communities. During this time, he also worked as a research associate with the Urban Justice Center, where he conducted a range of participatory action research on behalf of low-income and LGBTQ populations. David was the winner of a Traub-Dicker fellowship for 2010-11, where he did research on messaging that is utilized in the media and through direct voter contact work by both pro- and anti-LGBTQ advocates during campaigns to pass anti-LGBTQ ballot initiatives.
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Sophia Khan Sophia Khan is Program Assistant at the Program on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery. Currently, she also serves as Publishing Editor at the Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue. After graduating from Dartmouth College with honors in classics and theater, Ms. Khan went on to receive master's degrees from Yale and Harvard in comparative religious ethics, human rights, and international security. Her graduate thesis examined cosmopolitanism and humanitarian intervention through the lens of Just War Theory and featured a case study on Darfur. She has worked with the International Center for Religion & Diplomacy, Harvard University Press, Asia Catalyst, and Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services. When she's not dedicating her energies to human rights work, she loves to cook with her aunt; their first cookbook, Students Go Gourmet, was released this September.
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Fatima Mendikulova Fatima Mendikulova is the program assistant for the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation Program.
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Git Nahmens Git Nahmens graduated with honors from Boston University with a double-major in International Relations and Political Science and a minor in Anthropology. She has been working with the Carr Center since her graduation in May 2009. As the Latin American Program Assistant she is responsible for aiding Dr. Vivas with research and administrative functions that come up as the Initiative develops. Git has been accepted into the Conflict Resolution Certificate Program at UMass Boston were she hopes to expand her knowledge, and to better apply it to her current research with the Latin American Initiative.
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Research Associates:

Elisha Baskin Elisha Baskin is a Carr Center Research Associate working on the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation in Israel and the West Bank and the Human Rights Cities Project as part of a Master's degree Practicum in Sustainable International Development from Brandeis University. Elisha is originally from Jerusalem and has worked as an activist and professional in the human rights field for several years. Baskin was most recently a project manager assistant at Search for Common Ground working with Israeli and Palestinian Journalists on conflict reporting through USAID Conflict Management and Mitigation program. Previously she worked in the Human Rights Education department of the Israeli section on Amnesty International developing HRE curriculum and as a lecturer, facilitator and youth coordinator, in addition to ASSAF-aid, Organization for Aiding Refugees, working with unaccompanied minor asylum seekers in Tel Aviv.
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Elisha Baskin Meghan Heesch is a third-year student at Harvard Law School. She studied in the International Human Rights Clinical and conducts research on international criminal law and international humanitarian law for the Harvard Law Advocates for Human Rights. Meghan is a Senior Editor for the Harvard Human Rights Journal and a Managing Editor for the Civil Rights - Civil Liberties Law Review. As a research assistant for the Human Trafficking Program, Meghan focuses on researching statutory and case law pertaining to the criminalization of human trafficking, with a focus on the use of technology to recruit and facilitate trafficking.
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