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Alison Forsyth

International Studies: JD (BA)

Alison Forsyth is a senior at American University’s School of International Service where she studies Justice, Ethics, and Human Rights with a regional focus in Latin America. Alison is also pursuing a minor in Spanish Language and Culture with a certificate in Spanish translation and coursework in the U.S. justice system. As an Olson Scholar research student, her research has primarily focused on defining and responding to human rights violations in Venezuela. She has also worked on projects regarding U.S. human rights and development policies towards Venezuela and Cuba, and human rights compliance in post-conflict Colombia. Alison has previously worked for Amnesty International USA in the Advocacy for the Americas department where she worked on researching and developing a campaign for justice for immigrants and refugees in the United States. She also has experience as a legal assistant for a Pittsburgh-based attorney doing civil litigation, family law, and estate work. Alison joined the Justice Programs office in the Fall of 2017, where she hopes to expand her knowledge of the domestic justice system and apply her experience in human rights to the Right 2 Counsel National Campaign.


Candidate for B.A. in International Studies

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