Alexa Koenig

ALEXA alexa koenigKOENIG, Ph.D., J.D, is the executive director of the Human Right Center. She holds a Ph.D. in Jurisprudence and Social Policy from the UC Berkeley School of Law and a J.D. magna cum laude from the University of San Francisco School of Law, where she specialized in intellectual property and international law. Koenig lectures on human rights and international criminal law at Berkeley Law. Her research and commentary has appeared in such diverse outlets as the Annual Review of Law and Social Science and U.S. News and World Reports. She contributed to The Guantanamo Effect: Exposing the Consequences of U.S. Detention and Interrogation Practices (UC Press, 2009) and is the editor, with Keramet Reiter, of the forthcoming Extreme Punishment (Palgrave MacMillan) and, with Eric Stover and Victor Peskin, Hiding in Plain Sight: The Politics of Pursuing War Crimes Suspects in the 21st Century (UC Press). Koenig has worked as a media and communications specialist with tribal governments throughout California. An expert in domestic human rights, she is often called upon to speak about U.S. detention and drone policies as well as technology and human rights.