Alice H. Henkin

Director, Emerita Justice and Society Program, The Aspen Institute

Alice Henkin, an attorney working on international human rights law, serves as the Director Emerita of the Justice and Society Program at the Aspen Institute.  She began the Justice and Society Program 23 years ago to convene leaders from several disciplines and professions to help shape US policies regarding human rights, international law, transnational justice, and multilateral peacekeeping field operations.  Previously, Ms. Henkin chaired the Association of the Bar of the City of New York Committee on International Human Rights, and is a former vice president of the Association.  She has written extensively on human rights, transitional justice, and human rights and multilateral peacekeeping.  A member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Ms. Henkin is also a board member of Human Rights Watch, where she serves as member of the Europe and Central Asia advisory committee, and as a member of the Children’s Rights Division and the Board Policy Committee.