Maureen Greenwood has served as the Advocacy Director for Europe and Eurasia in the Washington office of Amnesty International USA for the past five years. She promotes the role of human rights issues in US foreign policy. Ms. Greenwood regularly testifies in Congress, drafts legislation, advises the Administration, and is a frequent media spokesperson on human rights issues. She also develops issue-based advocacy coalitions and organizes Amnesty International’s grassroots membership to influence US government policy and bring awareness to human rights issues. Last year Ms. Greenwood developed created draft legislation on US exports of crime control equipment that can be used in torture and on US assistance to Central Asia. Ms. Greenwood is playing a leadership role in Amnesty International’s current campaign to promote human rights in Russia, “Justice for All.” In March 2003 she participated in a Moscow press conference and NGO roundtable on ethnic discrimination and racism in Russia. Ms. Greenwood has been traveling to the former Soviet Union since 1986. From 1993-1995 she served in Moscow as the US representative of the Union of Councils’ Russian-American Bureau on Human Rights. She researched human rights issues, published articles in UCSJ’s Monitor, collaborated with Russian parliamentarians and NGOs, and traveled extensively to meet regional human rights defenders, human rights victims and religious leaders. From 1996-1997 she served as the Director for Research and Advocacy for the Union of Councils, where she researched and edited the 250-page report, Anti-Semitism in the Former Soviet Union, 1995-1997. She earned a M.A. in International Relations from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in Slavic Studies and Psychology from the University of Michigan. The United Nations Association of the National Capitol Area awarded Ms. Greenwood the “Human Rights Award” in December 2002.