Amy K. Lehr

Senior Associate (Non-resident), Human Rights Initiative
Associated Programs: Human Rights Initiative

Amy K. Lehr is a senior associate with the Human Rights Initiative at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). Amy currently serves as assistant general counsel for sustainability and human rights at Mars, Inc. She is the former director of the CSIS Human Rights Initiative and was a senior fellow with the program. In that role, her work focused on human rights as a core element of U.S. leadership, labor rights, emerging technologies, and the nexus of human rights and conflict. Amy previously served as legal adviser to the UN special representative on business and human rights and helped develop the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. She was a fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Corporate Responsibility Initiative. Amy formed part of a business and human rights legal practice, engaging with businesses, investors, multilateral organizations, civil society, and governments to address global human rights challenges. She previously worked for development nongovernmental organizations in Myanmar and Thailand. She was a Council on Foreign Relations term member. Amy received her A.B. from Princeton and her J.D. from Harvard Law School.