Saturday, September 19, 2009

SIXTH VOICE: Katrina Swett

Katrina Swett, Ph.D, serves as President of the Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice, which she established in 2008 to carry on the work of her father, the late Congressman Tom Lantos. She teaches a course on Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy at Tufts University and taught the same subject at the University of Southern Denmark during her husband’s term as Ambassador to Denmark.

While living in Copenhagen, Katrina led a successful advocacy effort to convince the Danish government to take action against illicit trafficking of women and children through Denmark. Katrina previously worked as a Legislative Assistant and then as a subcommittee Deputy Counsel of the Senate Judiciary Committee. She currently serves on the New England College Board of Trustees.

As SIXTH VOICE, Katrina will be reading the part previously read by the Actor Sigourney Weaver in both Washington, D.C., and New York City.

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