Adam Ray
Human Rights Scholar
Biography

Adam Ray is a third-year JD Candidate at New York University School of Law where he is focusing on international law and human rights issues. After his first year at NYU, Adam worked in the Business and Human Rights division at the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) in Berlin, Germany. At ECCHR, Adam focused on strategic human rights litigation challenging corporate actors in international tribunals and domestic European courts. At CHRGJ, Adam will be working on the Digital Welfare State and Human Rights Project, with an emphasis on the human rights implications of national digital ID systems in Africa.

Adam holds a BA in English from Amherst College and an MA in International Relations from Yale University. Prior to law school, Adam worked in corporate finance and the live music industry for more than a decade. He also spent two years as a research assistant to an economist at MIT Sloan. At MIT, Adam analyzed the relationships between public and private services in Sub-Saharan Africa. Specific projects included studies of the impacts of infrastructure failures on local commodity prices in Sierra Leone, and the importance of “mobile money” technologies for household-level financial security in Kenya.

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