Darian Swig is Founder and President of Article 3 Advisors, a consulting practice that works at the nexus of human rights and strategic philanthropy. Through volunteerism and professional practice, Darian’s core focus is to advocate, strengthen and protect universal human rights. She serves on the boards of Human Rights Watch, Fund for Global for Human Rights and The Philanthropy Workshop West as well as the advisory boards of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard, Human Rights Center at U.C. Berkeley, Africa Division of Human Rights Watch, The Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect and the Coalition for the International Criminal Court. Darian is a past trustee of the World Affairs Council of Northern California, Commonwealth Club and founding board member of Genocide Intervention Network.
Darian served by mayoral appointment as Public Library Commissioner(2002-2004) and Civil Grand Juror (1999-2000) for the City & County of San Francisco. She is a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy, International Human Rights Funders Group, Global Philanthropy Forum, and Clinton Global Initiative.
Prior to 2001, Darian worked for nearly a decade in the field of international protocol, coordinating and overseeing Head of State visits for both local government and the private sector. She holds dual master’s degrees in Political Science and International Area studies with a focus on preventing atrocity crimes from the University of California at Berkeley.