On the Frontline of Human Rights:
A conversation with Daphne Eviatar and Neta Patrick
In recognition of International Women’s Day
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes! - Maya Angelou
Tuesday, March 8th, 2011
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Location details will be sent out with RSVP confirmation
March 8, 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day, a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.
In honor of this event, the New Israel Fund invites you to engage with two women working on the frontline of human rights. Join a conversation with Israeli attorney Neta Patrick and Daphne Eviatar, Attorney and Senior Associate at Human Rights First.
Daphne Eviatar is the Senior Associate in Human Rights First’s Law and Security Program, where she investigates and reports on U.S. national security policies and practices and their human rights implications. Daphne is a lawyer and award-winning journalist who has written widely about law, human rights and economic development. A former legal correspondent for The Washington Independent, her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek International, Harper’s and many others. She has been interviewed on radio and television, including on The Rachel Maddow Show and Morning Meeting with Dylan Ratigan (MSNBC), Al Jazeera, and WNYC and KCRW Public Radio. Daphne was a 2005 Alicia Patterson Foundation fellow, a 2003 Pew International Journalism fellow at Johns Hopkins University’s School for Advanced International Studies, and has taught law and journalism at New York Law School. She is a graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, New York University School of Law and Dartmouth College. She was a law clerk to Judge Irma E. Gonzalez on the United States District Court in San Diego, and to Judge Dolores K. Sloviter on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia.
Neta Patrick is an Israeli lawyer specializing in Israeli constitutional and human rights law. Neta worked in the Michael Sfard law office for four years where she was the legal director of the Rule of Law Project for human rights organization Yesh Din. The project aims to enhance law enforcement vis-à-vis Israeli civilians who commit crimes against Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. She has also worked as a legal advisor to other Israeli organizations, including Physicians for Human Rights, Isha-Le-Isha, Coalition of Woman for Peace, and Ir Amim. Neta received her LL.B. from Tel Aviv University and is currently pursuing her LL.M. at Columbia University, where she was awarded a human rights fellowship.