Eric Sears

Eric Sears is Program Officer in the Human Rights program at the MacArthur Foundation. He oversees several areas of MacArthur’s human rights grantmaking, including efforts to advance an open and secure internet as well as leveraging technology to help strengthen human rights protections. Prior to joining MacArthur, Eric worked in the Crimes Against Humanity Program at Human Rights First, in New York, and for Amnesty International USA, in Washington DC, where he helped establish the organization’s Crisis Response program and managed its campaign aimed at reforming U.S. counterterrorism policies.