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Carroll Bogert

2016 Speaker

CARROLL BOGERT is president of The Marshall Project, a non-profit news organization focusing on criminal justice issues in the U.S. Staff journalists at The Marshall Project cover mass incarceration, race and police abuse, the death penalty, juvenile justice and immigration, among other topics. Their stories are published in partnership with mainstream outlets such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, Vice, Wired and many local media. In 2016, The Marshall Project became the youngest news organization ever to win the Pulitzer Prize. Bogert was previously deputy executive director of Human Rights Watch, a research and advocacy organization working in 90 countries around the world. She spent 18 years overseeing the organization’s global media presence, managing a 24/7 editing and publishing operation with websites in seven languages and very active social media. Human Rights Watch is the largest non-governmental organization in the world on Twitter. Bogert began her career as a foreign correspondent for Newsweek, based in China, southeast Asia, and the Soviet Union. She covered the Tiananmen Square protests and the collapse of the Soviet Union, and reported from more than thirty countries over a dozen years. Bogert lives in Harlem and is the mother of two grown daughters. @carrollbogert