Megan L. Manion ’16
Visiting Faculty & Fellows
Megan L. Manion joined the Human Rights Center as Legal Advisor and Research Fellow in November 2020. In this capacity, she leads the support provided by the Center to the mandate of the Special Rapporteur’s mandate to promote and protect human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism.
Megan has over seven years of experience working at the intersection of gender, international human rights, and humanitarian law, concentrating on justice and security issues. Over the last four years, she served in multiple roles at UN Women in both the field and headquarters. Most recently she served as Specialist on Justice & Security with UN Women Afghanistan and Policy Analyst in UN Women Headquarters focusing on preventing violent extremism, counterterrorism, and transitional justice. Her assignments have taken her to Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Chad.
Megan holds a J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School, with concentrations in international law and international human rights law, and earned a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison as a Fulbright-Hays Scholar.