Jonathan Cohen

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Jonathan Cohen is deputy director of the Open Society Public Health Program.

From 2002 to 2006, Cohen was a researcher with the HIV/AIDS and Human Rights Program at Human Rights Watch, where he conducted numerous investigations of rights violations linked to the AIDS epidemics in sub-Saharan Africa, southeast Asia, and North America. A Canadian lawyer, Cohen served as a law clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada in 2001 and was co-editor-in-chief of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review. He has degrees from Yale College, the University of Cambridge, and the University of Toronto Faculty of Law.