Global Conference 2017

Speaker's Biography

Kerry Kennedy

President, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights

Kerry Kennedy is the president of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights. Since 1981, she has worked on diverse human rights issues including child labor, disappearances, indigenous land rights, judicial independence, freedom of expression, ethnic violence, impunity, women’s rights and the environment. Kennedy founded RFK Compass, which convenes bi annual meetings of institutional investors who collectively control $5-7 trillion in assets to address the impact of human rights violations on investment outcomes. She serves on the boards of the U.S. Institute of Peace, Human Rights First, Ethics in Action, Sustainable Development Goals Center/Africa as well as several public companies. She is the best-selling author of “Being Catholic Now” and “Speak Truth to Power.” “Speak Truth” has grown to include a play by Broadway playwright Ariel Dorfman which has opened in over 20 countries. Kennedy is a graduate of Brown University and Boston College Law School and is the mother of three daughters, Cara, Mariah and Michaela.


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