Lawrence Robinson coordinates and supports PHR’s international advocacy initiatives that seek to reform policies, practices, and laws to advance human rights. He develops advocacy strategies and campaigns in support of PHR’s programmatic work, helps to mobilize and leverage the voices of medical professionals, develops and maintains partnerships, and contributes to policy and advocacy products.
Prior to joining PHR, Robinson served as advocacy and campaigns associate, and previously campaigns and research assistant at Crisis Action, where he coordinated joint advocacy initiatives aimed at ensuring the protection of civilians from armed conflict. He has also worked with the International Crisis Group in UN-oriented advocacy and research work, as well as with Nonviolence International and the International Action Network on Small Arms, focusing on disarmament research.
He holds an MA in Human Rights Studies from Columbia University and a BA in Arabic and German from the University of Exeter. He speaks Arabic, French, and German.