As Campaign Director, Liba Beyer launched Human Rights Watch’s first ever campaigns unit. She develops global, national, and local advocacy campaigns for public engagement to advance policy goals and promote human rights values. Beyer develops strategy and oversees the implementation of digital campaigns and creative partnerships for HRW. She previously served as the organization’s senior director of public advocacy, engaging donors and the public in advocacy campaigns and serving as the point person for supporters in more than 20 cities to engage with programmatic work.
Since joining Human Rights Watch in 2002, Beyer has developed and led the donor trip program, produced hundreds of international special events, led dozens of human rights defender tours, and innovated new strategies and initiatives. Her earlier work included expanding the Human Rights Watch Council by opening offices in both Chicago and Toronto.
Beyer received a master’s degree in international non-profit management from New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service on a full fellowship. She has worked extensively in the field, consulting on organizational strategic management, fundraising, impact evaluation and human rights research in Rwanda, Indonesia, Thailand, Israel, and the Occupied Territories. Beyer previously worked at the United Nations Association, the Hillel Foundation, and the 9/11 Disaster Relief Fund.