Chief Executive Officer of PEN America, former Executive Director of Amnesty International USAUSA
Suzanne Nossel currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of PEN America, the leading human rights and free expression organization. Since joining in 2013, she has doubled the organization’s staff, budget, and membership, spearheaded the unification with PEN Center USA in Los Angeles and the establishment of a Washington DC office, and overseen ground-breaking work on free expression in Hong Kong and China, Myanmar, Eurasia and the United States. She has served as the Chief Operating Officer of Human Rights Watch and as Executive Director of Amnesty International USA. Nossel is graduate of both Harvard College and Harvard Law School.