45th Annual School of Law Dinner
CEO and Founder
International Justice Mission
Saturday, March 3, 2018
6 PM Reception
7 PM Dinner
Beverly Wilshire, Beverly Hills
9500 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, California
Cocktail Attire | Questions: 310.506.4115
About the Speaker
Before founding IJM in 1997, Gary was a human rights attorney for the US Department of Justice, where he focused on crimes of police misconduct. In 1994, he served as the director of the United Nations’ investigation in the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide. In this role, he led an international team of lawyers, criminal prosecutors, law enforcement officers, and forensics experts to gather evidence that would eventually be used to bring the perpetrators of the genocide to justice. Gary received a BA in social studies from Harvard University and a JD from the University of Chicago.
Gary has been recognized by the US Department of State as a Trafficking in Persons “Hero”—the highest honor given by the US government for anti-slavery leadership. His work to protect the poor from violence has been featured by Foreign Affairs, the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Times of India, Forbes, U.S. News and World Report, the Guardian, and National Public Radio, among many other outlets. He is the author of several books, including Good News About Injustice (Intervarsity Press) and, most recently, The Locust Effect: Why the End of Poverty Requires the End of Violence (Oxford University Press). Gary was invited to share the themes of The Locust Effect at the annual TED Conference in a talk entitled: The hidden reason for poverty the world needs to address now.