Rebecca Riddell
Co-Director, Human Rights and Privatization Project
Wilf Hall Room 513
Biography

Rebecca Riddell co-directs the Human Rights and Privatization Project at NYU School of Law’s Center for Human Rights and Global Justice. Her current research focuses on poverty and inequality, the commodification of essential goods and services, and human rights.

She previously served as a senior advisor to the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, carrying out human rights investigations and examining issues such as climate change, fiscal policies, and social protection. She was also a fellow at Human Rights Watch, where her research focused on children’s rights, migrant and refugee rights, and the impact of counterterrorism policies, and she served as a law clerk to the Honorable James L. Cott in the Southern District of New York. She graduated cum laude from NYU School of Law, where she was the inaugural Digital Executive Editor of the NYU Review of Law and Social Change and led the Unemployment Action Center, a student-run city-wide non-profit that supports people seeking unemployment insurance. She graduated summa cum laude from Kenyon College and received a Fulbright award.

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