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March 8th, Ignacio Saiz, Director of Center for Economic and Social Rights and 2011 Moynihan TNGO Fellow

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The Transnational NGO Initiative is proud to announce: 


Ignacio Saiz 


Executive Director, Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR) and 2011 Moynihan TNGO Fellow 



“Bridging human rights and development: the growing movement for economic and social rights” 


This talk will cover the work of transnational organizations on economic and social rights, mapping the field, and teasing out convergences and divergences between human rights and development practice.


Ignacio Saiz was appointed executive director of CESR in 2009, having served as the Center's research director since 2006. Prior to this, he was director of policy at the international secretariat of Amnesty International, where his responsibilities included overseeing the development of Amnesty's research, campaigning and advocacy on economic, social and cultural rights. Previous roles at Amnesty International have included deputy director of the Americas Program, policy coordinator and Central America researcher. He has also worked as a freelance human rights consultant for several other organizations in areas relating to sexuality and human rights, the prevention of torture and post-conflict accountability. Ignacio holds an LLM in international human rights law with distinction from the University of Essex and a BA degree in French, Spanish and Latin American literature from the University of Cambridge.


We are honored to welcome Ignacio Saiz as the Spring 2011 Moynihan TNGO Fellow. Mr. Saiz will be resident at the Moynihan Transnational NGO Initiative March 1-11 to undertake research and reflect on his organization’s challenges and opportunities.

When: Tuesday March 8, 12-1:30pm

Where: Eggers 100

Lunch will be served 

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