Matt Kennis

Deputy Treasurer


Currently: Program Director, Libertas Center for Human Rights.

Education: MA, Human Rights and Political Transitions, Columbia University. BA, Anthropology, Hampshire College.

Biography: Matthew has worked with human rights organizations for over 15 years, including conducting research and fieldwork in Guatemala, Mexico and Kyrgyzstan. Matthew previously held staff positions with Amnesty International USA and Human Rights Watch, and consulted for UN Women and Open Society Foundations. Matthew has also served as senior research consultant for a torture prevention program at American University of Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan) which brought together local civil society groups, Kyrgyz government officials, OHCHR, OSCE and international law enforcement experts. Matthew was the recipient of a Harriman Institute Research Fellowship and the Kathryn Davis Fellowship for Peace.