Christopher Rogers is a program officer for the Regional Policy Initiative on Afghanistan & Pakistan, focusing on conflict-related detentions and civilian casualties.
Prior to joining the Open Society Foundations, Rogers was the research fellow in Pakistan for the Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict (CIVIC), investigating civilian casualties from military operations, terrorism, and drone strikes and advocating for victim assistance programs. Rogers graduated from Harvard Law School in 2009 where he worked with UNHCR in Jordan on Iraqi refugee protection and the Palestinian Center for Human Rights in Gaza and served as an executive editor of the Harvard Human Rights Journal.
Rogers also worked with Human Rights Watch on the negotiations of the Convention on Cluster Munitions and with the International Center for Transitional Justice in Namibia through the Harvard Human Rights Program. Prior to law school, Rogers worked with development NGOs in Rwanda and South Africa. He received an MPhil in international development from Oxford University and a BA in economics from the University of Pennsylvania.