Marshall Strauss

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Marshall Strauss "is president of Human & Civil Rights Organizations of America and former chair of the National CFC Committee.

"Active in human rights and the charity field for most of three decades Strauss has held a number of senior posts and served on several not for profit boards. During the early 1990s, he helped establish and served as the initial CEO of two international organizations whose programs supported democracy activists overseas: The Democracy for China Fund and Freedom Channel. As executive director of the China Fund, he organized and participated in the 1991 human rights delegation to China led by Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi. During his tenure at Freedom Channel, that organization produced and aired on nationwide Russian television numerous human rights documentaries.

"During the 1980s, Strauss served as associate director of Physicians for Social Responsibility and the Child Welfare League of America. Earlier, he served as special assistant to Massachusetts Governor Francis Sargent and special assistant to U.S. Senator John Durkin, among other positions. Strauss was a research associate at Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy from 1994-96, and an adjunct member of the faculty of Emerson College in 1995. Here and overseas, he has been interviewed extensively on issues of human rights by, among others, the Associated Press, UPI, New York Times, Washington Post, Boston Globe, ABC News, Actuel (Paris), BBC, and Russian National Television." [1]

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  1. Marshall Strauss, Human & Civil Rights Organizations of America, accessed October 9, 2007.