People

Amelia Evans

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Amelia Evans is an international human rights lawyer and an expert on business and human rights. She co-founded MSI Integrity in 2012 and continues to spearhead its development. Amelia has investigated and reported on business and human rights-related issues in a number of countries, most particularly in the Central African and Asia-Pacific regions. Previously, she was the Global Human Rights Fellow at Harvard Law School and was a clinical supervisor at Harvard Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic. She also clerked at the New Zealand Court of Appeal, and worked at the Crown Law Office in New Zealand and the Victoria Government Solicitor’s Office in Australia. Amelia obtained her LL.M. from Harvard Law School, and LL.B. (Hons.) and B.C.A. (Economics and Finance) from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Amelia also works on nonfiction / documentary film projects.

Ben Collins

Ben Collins is the Program Coordinator at MSI Integrity, where he currently leads the organization’s work on mapping and evaluating multi-stakeholder human rights initiatives involving the private sector. He has a background in environmental and human rights research and advocacy, with a focus on the extractive industries. Before joining MSI Integrity, Ben was a Senior Research and Policy Campaigner with Rainforest Action Network, where he led research and financial sector engagement on climate and energy issues. Previously, he worked as a sustainable investment research analyst at EIRIS and KLD Research & Analytics. He has also researched business and human rights issues involving the oil, gas, and mining industries for Human Rights Watch and Oxfam. He is a former board member and treasurer with the Responsible Endowments Coalition. He graduated from Harvard College and received a Master in Public Policy degree from the Harvard Kennedy School, where he was a Belfer International and Global Affairs fellow.

Madeline Hung

HeadshotMadeline Hung is a Program Associate at MSI Integrity. Most recently, Madeline was an intern in Oxfam America’s Private Sector Department where she conducted research and evaluation for the Behind the Brands campaign. She also served three years as a Patient Advocate and Team Coordinator for Health Leads USA, a non-profit organization that connects underserved patients to community resources such as housing and food assistance. Madeline graduated with a B.A. in Social Studies from Harvard College, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. An Edmond J. Safra Undergraduate Ethics fellow, Madeline’s senior thesis utilized group agency theory to argue for the expansion of corporate liability for international human rights abuses. She speaks Spanish and French, and has completed medical and civil works service projects in Mexico, Cambodia, and India.

Sarah HerreraSarah

Sarah Herrera has experience providing administrative assistance and coordination with community based organizations in San Francisco since 2010, and has an academic background in international relations. Prior to working with MSI Integrity, Sarah helped provide educational services to youth city wide as the Program Assistant for the Upward Bound program the Japanese Community Youth Council, which specialized in college access and advocacy for low-income, first generation youth in the Bay Area. She also spent time abroad, teaching English and mentoring students in Nghệ An, Vietnam. Sarah received her Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from San Francisco State University and continues to pursue her interest in human rights by joining the MSI Integrity team.

Board Members

Tyler Giannini

Tyler_color2Tyler Giannini is a Clinical Professor of Law and directs the Human Rights Program and International Human Rights Clinic at Harvard Law School (HLS). He is an expert on human rights and the environment, business and human rights, and Alien Tort Statute litigation as well as Burma and South Africa. Prior to coming to HLS in 2004, he was a founder and director of EarthRights International, an organization at the forefront of efforts to link human rights and environmental protection. He was a 1995 Echoing Green Fellow and is currently an advisor to the HLS Public Service Venture Fund. Tyler holds a J.D. and M.A. from the University of Virginia, where he was a member of the law review. He is a member of the Virginia State Bar and speaks Thai.

Deval Desai

Desai headshotDeval is a Justice, Conflict and Governance Specialist at the World Bank and works on rule of law and grievance redress in extractives projects and in fragile states. He established the Bank’s global program on conflict and justice and has supported multi-stakeholder groups in sub-Saharan Africa. He has also advised the UN High-Level Panel on the post-2015 Agenda on rule of law issues. He is an invited member of the UN rosters of experts on the rule of law and on sanctions, and is the inaugural International Visiting Fellow at the Bingham Center for the Rule of Law.  He has published widely on these issues, including by Oxford University Press and Harvard University Press, and has taught on them at Harvard, SOAS and the University of Manchester. He has an MA from Oxford, an LL.M. from Harvard and is a member of the Bar of England and Wales.

Amelia Evans

Amelia is currently serving as Secretary of the Board, see above for bio.

 

None of our board or staff members are affiliated with an MSI.

Advisory Board

MSI Integrity is currently establishing an Advisory Board.  More details will be announced soon.

 

MSI Integrity previously appointed a temporary Advisory Group to review comments and feedback received during our 2013 Global Consultation and Review Process and to provide recommendations. In October 2013, they concluded their voluntary commitment upon presentating the Advisory Group Recommendations and Considerations Report to the MSI Integrity Board of Directors.

Acknowledgments

There are many people who have helped with the establishment of MSI Integrity. MSI Integrity would like to thank Alysa Harder, Andrew Mamo, Jessica Roth, Chere See, Valeria Vidal, and many others for their incredible efforts. We would like to thank Eugenia Ho for her design of our logo, David Arcus for designing our website home page image, Christopher Stone for designing our initial website, and Joe Howard for updating our website in 2015.  MSI Integrity would also like to thank Constantine Boussalis, Ana Bracic, and Travis Coan of Harvard Law School for their invaluable assistance in developing preliminary methodologies for scoring in the MSI Evaluation Tool.