Gary Haugen serves as President of International Justice Mission (IJM). IJM us an international human rights agency that provides hands-on operational field response to cases of human rights abuse referred by workers in faith based-agencies around the world. Based on these referrals, IJM conducts professional investigations of the abuses and mobilizes intervention on behalf of the victims.
Mr. Haugen received his B.A. in Social Studies, magna cum laude, from Harvard University, and his J.D. from University of Chicago, cum laude, where he was the Ford Foundation Scholar in International Law. Mr. Haugen also served as the Visiting Scholar in Politics at the University of Adelaide in Australia.
Until April of 1997, Mr. Haugen was a Senior Trial Attorney with the Police Misconduct Task Force of the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. When Congress granted the Attorney General new authority to pursue enforcement action against police departments with a “pattern of practice” of misconduct, Mr. Haugen selected to serve on a small task force with national enforcement authority.
Mr. Haugen currently serves on the Board of the Human Rights Executive Directors Working Group and on the Board of the Overseers of the Berkeley Journal of International Law. Over the last year, Mr. Haugen has spoken at numerous venues including: Harvard University, Yale Law School, Berkeley Law School and Stanford University. In February 2002, Mr. Haugen hosted a policy briefing on international sex trafficking with Secretary Madeline Albright in conjunction with the events of the Reebok Human Rights Award prior to the commencement of the Salt Lake City Olympics.
Mr. Haugen has authored numerous articles on foreign affairs, international law, and human rights. His latest book, Good News About Injustice, is published by InterVarsity Press. Mr. Haugen currently resides in Sterling, Virginia with his wife, Jan and their four children.