Executive Director, Virtual Activism
Area of Expertise: Civil Society, Development, Law and Human Rights, Women's Rights
Geographical Expertise - Region: North Africa and Middle East
Languages: Arabic, English
Field of Work: Activist/Humanitarian, Non-Governmental
Continent: North America
Dr. Marlyn Tadros is executive director of Virtual Activism, a non-profit organization that promotes the use of technology for education and social mobilization on issues related to poverty, human rights, activism, development and democracy. She is a specialist on human rights in the Middle East.
She is former Visiting Fellow at the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School. She was also a Visiting Scholar at the Women’s Department at Northeastern University, as well as having taught Human Rights and Middle East Studies in Northeastern’s Political Science Department.
Prior to going to the US, she was Deputy director of the Legal Research and Resource Center for Human Rights in Cairo, Egypt, and was Executive Director of the National Steering Committee of the United Nations International Conference on Population and Development which took place in Cairo in 1994.
Dr. Tadros has authored numerous papers on the Middle East and several publications in both English and Arabic on issues relating to the intersection between human rights and technology. She also teaches computer and internet technologies at the Arts Institute of New England in Boston.
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