Felice Gaer is Director of The Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights of The American Jewish Committee. She is an author, speaker, and activist, a member of the International Human Rights Council at The Carter Center, and serves on the Steering Committee of Human Rights Watch/Helsinki. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Board of Directors of the Andrei Sakharov Foundation, and is Vice President of the International League for Human Rights. She is Chair of the Steering Committee for the 50th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Ms. Gaer has been a public member of seven United States delegations: to the Commission on Human Rights in Geneva (1994-1997); the World Conference on Human Rights (1993); the Fourth World Conference on Women (1995); and the Habitat II prepcom. She has repeatedly petitioned the War Crimes Tribunals to prosecute rape and other forms of violence against women more effectively. Ms. Gaer’s expert testimony to the U.S. Congress has covered numerous issues, including human rights abuses against women. Ms. Gaer was a cofounder and member of the Washington Working Group on the Human Rights of Women. Previously she served as Executive Director for European Programs at the United Nations Association of the United States, and as Executive Director of the International League for Human Rights. She is a member of the Board of Directors of International Dispute Resolution Associates and was a member of the Atlantic Council’s advisory panel on human rights and ethnic conflict. She is a member of the national panel of judges for the UNA-USA 1998 high school essay. Author of more than 25 published articles on human rights issues and numerous fact-finding reports, she has recently completed a major study on the advancement of the human rights of women within the United Nations system, which has been published by the American Bar Association.