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Committee on Human Rights
National Academy of Sciences
500 Fifth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 334-3043
Fax: (202) 334-2225
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CHR Membership

Chair                                                                            Vice Chair                                                                  
Martin Chalfie
Columbia University
New York, New York

Mary Jane West-Eberhard
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
University of Costa Rica
Ciudad Universitaria, Costa Rica
 

Members                                                                                                                                                          

John Hildebrand
University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
*Ex Officio Member

John G. Kassakian
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, Massachusetts

 

Michael Katz
March of Dimes Foundation
White Plains, New York

Anthony Leggett
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, Illinois

Beth Simmons
Harvard University
Boston, Massachusetts

 

 

In addition to the 7 members of the Committee on Human Rights, more than 1,600 members of the NAS, NAE, and IOM are volunteers who bring their personal prestige to bear. The CHR’s Action Alerts (usually one a month) are sent to these volunteer “correspondents”, then take individual action on the cases, particularly those cases for which they believe their personal appeals will have, perhaps, a special or uniquely positive influence. Once these individuals are identified, the CHR particularly works with them to discuss and develop or refine effective strategies that might gain the prisoner’s release or, at least, improved conditions of confinement.