Marissa Brodney conducts research, manages logistics, and contributes to the development of programming for PHR’s Emergency Investigation and Response department. Brodney also manages the department's internship program, which contributes significantly to PHR's research and analysis.
Brodney has contributed to PHR reports, documenting crimes against humanity and violence against Muslims in Burma (2010 and 2013); violations of medical neutrality and the gross misuse of tear gas against civilians in Bahrain (2011 and 2012); attacks on doctors, patients, and hospitals in Syria (2011); and evidence of war crimes committed during the Libyan civil war in Misrata (2011) and Tripoli (2011). Brodney has also participated in the design, implementation, and evaluation of PHR capacity-building initiatives in the Middle East and North Africa.
Prior to joining PHR, Brodney served as an Aspen Institute Fellow at the New York offices of Mary Robinson, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. She also served as Cultural Ambassador for the Spanish Ministry of Education in Spain and as a writer for BC Magazine in Hong Kong. She has conducted independent human rights research among indigenous communities of Patagonian Argentina, and has worked in various capacities for Amnesty International, the Offices of Congressman Chris Van Hollen, and the Bamboo Bike Project of the Columbia University Earth Institute and UN Millennium Cities Initiative.
Brodney holds a BA in literature and anthropology from Columbia University, where she graduated summa cum laude. She is fluent in Spanish.
Blog Posts by Marissa Brodney
- On Three-Year Anniversary of Bahrain’s Protests, Medics Remain Imprisoned (February 14, 2014)
- Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Kristallnacht: Lessons for Early Atrocity Prevention in Burma (November 9, 2013)
- A Dual Assault on Syrian Civilians: Unlawful Attacks on Medical Care (September 27, 2013)
- Medical Treatment Under Fire in Egypt’s Attacks on Protesters (August 16, 2013)