Chuck Lustig, Human Rights Watch’s deputy executive director of operations, is responsible for the smooth functioning of the organization’s offices and staff in more than 40 locations worldwide. He manages the finance, information technology, administration and human resources divisions, and oversees Human Rights Watch’s strategic plan. Lustig previously worked at ABC News, ultimately serving as director of foreign news coverage during such international crises as the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the 2010 Haitian Earthquake. He negotiated with the North Korean government to allow ABC reporters access to the country for in-depth reports and a documentary, and he was executive-in-charge of interviews with Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez. Lustig has received three Emmy Awards, two DuPont Awards, and a Peabody Award.