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Illuminating the dark through data science:

Stories from the Human Rights Data Analysis Group

Thursday, 3 June 2021, 12–1pm PDT

A conversation with HRDAG advisory board member Margot Gerritsen, executive director Megan Price, statistician Maria Gargiulo, and field consultant Anita Gohdes.

The Human Rights Data Analysis Group uses data to help the world understand human stories. In this intimate, virtual conversation, executive director Megan Price and other inspiring HRDAG data scientists will share stories about how their data analysis has powered truth commissions and grassroots justice organizations, and held human rights perpetrators accountable. Click to Register Now


Hosted by Margot Gerritsen, HRDAG advisory board member, professor in the Department of Energy Resources Engineering at Stanford University, and co-founder and co-director of Women in Data Science.


Megan Price is co-founder and executive director of HRDAG. She drives the organization’s overarching strategy and leads scientific projects in the United States, Syria, and Guatemala.

Maria Gargiulo, 2021, HRDAG

Maria Gargiulo, a statistician at HRDAG, contributes to data processing and analysis work on projects in Colombia and Syria, and leads remote technical training sessions for HRDAG partners.

Anita Gohdes is Professor of International and Cyber Security at the Hertie School in Berlin. She works with Megan and Maria on analyses of conflict violence in Syria.

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Our work has been used by truth commissions, international criminal tribunals, and non-governmental human rights organizations. We have worked with partners on projects on five continents.