Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies (CHRHS)

Malika Saada Saar '92 — Big Tech's Responsibility to Protect Human Rights

Big Tech

Thursday, November 10, 2022

5:30pm – 7:00pm

True North Classroom, Stephen Robert '62 Hall, 280 Brook Street

Join the Watson Institute and Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Studies for a question and answer session moderated by CHRHS’s Director Dr. Adam Levine with Human Rights Lawyer, Malika Saada Saar ‘92 on November 10th. She will share her reflections on her work in the Human Rights Sector as well exploring the increasing challenges for the Tech Sector in delivering and protecting Human Rights and the sector's involvement in Humanitarian actions.

Malika Saada Saar is a human rights lawyer who serves at YouTube’s Global Head of Human Rights Partnerships. She leads the platform’s efforts in working alongside activists, nonprofits and external partners to advance human rights issues, including in the areas of criminal justice reform, gender equality and racial justice. She was previously Google’s Senior Counsel on Civil and Human Rights.

Prior to her time at Google, Malika was a leader in the nonprofit community, having founded and served as Executive Director of both Rights4Girls and The Rebecca Project for Human Rights. She also served on the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS during the Obama Administration. Newsweek and the Daily Beast have named Malika as one of “150 Women Who Shake the World.” She also served as Special Counsel on Human Rights at The Raben Group. She also served on the Board of Directors for the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Human Rights and the Essie Justice Group.

Ms. Saada Saar holds a B.A. from Brown University, M.A. in Education from Stanford University, and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. She lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband and three children.

She has also been honored by Brown University’s highest alumni award, the Roger Williams award, and by Georgetown Law Center’s esteemed Robert F. Drinan Award for Public Service.