Holly Burkhalter is the Advocacy Director of Physicians for Human Rights, a Boston-based human rights organization that works to promote health by protecting human rights. Based in the organization’s Washington office, she served as co-chair of the U.S. Campaign to Ban Landmines from 1998-1999 and as coordinator from 1999-2000. Before joining Physicians for Human Rights in March 1997, Ms. Burkhalter was for fourteen years affiliated with Human Rights Watch as that organization’s Advocacy Director and director of its Washington office. She previously served on the staff of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Human Rights and International Organizations and on the staff of Representative (now Senator) Tom Harkin (D-IA). Ms. Burkhalter is a frequent witness before Congress, publishes articles and opinion pieces regularly, and writes a column on human rights law and policy for Legal Times, the quarterly legal newspaper. Her most recent publication is a chapter in the Council on Foreign Relations publication, Humanitarian Intervention: Crafting a Workable Doctrine (2000). Ms. Burkhalter graduated from Iowa State University in 1978 (Phi Beta Kappa) and received the University’s “Outstanding Young Alumnus” award in 1984. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the advisory committees of Mental Disability Rights International and of the International Justice Mission. She is a founding board member of the International Labor Rights Fund. Ms. Burkhalter was appointed by President Bill Clinton to be a member of the board of the U.S. Institute of Peace and confirmed in that position by the U.S. Senate for a four-year term.