Maryam Elahi is the director of the International Women's Program. Previously she was the founding director of the Human Rights Program at Trinity College, the first undergraduate human rights program in the United States. During her 10 years at Trinity, she also taught and established academic human rights programs in Cape Town, Santiago, Trinidad, and Hong Kong.
Elahi served as advocacy director for Amnesty International for the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe from 1990 to 1997. A member of the International Human Rights Committee of the American Bar Association, she has served on numerous boards, including the Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children, Center for Justice and Accountability, and Amnesty International’s Policy Board.
She has written and lectured on human rights issues and led numerous missions for human rights organizations. Elahi is a graduate of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Boston College Law School, and Williams College.