Larry Cox (Amnesty International)

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Larry Cox
Larry Cox - World Economic Forum Annual Meeting Davos 2010.jpg
Larry Cox at the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, 2010
Born 1945 (age 71–72)
Lakewood, Ohio
Nationality American
Occupation Co-Director, Kairos: The Center for Religions, Rights, and Social Justice at Union Theological Seminary (New York City)

Larry Cox (born 1945)[1] is the former executive director of Amnesty International USA (AIUSA).

Cox was born in Lakewood, Ohio. He graduated from Avon Lake High School in Avon Lake Ohio in 1963. He graduated from Mount Union College with a B.A. in history.[1] He first joined AIUSA in 1976 as a press officer, going on to become communications director and deputy executive director,[2] and director of AIUSA's program campaigning against the death penalty. In 1985 he became deputy secretary general at the Amnesty International General Secretariat based in London.[1]

In 1990 he left Amnesty to become executive director of the Rainforest Foundation,[2][3] a position he held until 1995 when he was appointed senior program officer at the Ford Foundation.[1] He returned to AIUSA as executive director in 2006,[4] continuing in the role until 2011.[5] Since November 2013, he has served as Co-Director of Kairos: The Center for Religions, Rights, and Social Justice at Union Theological Seminary (New York City).[6]

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  1. ^ a b c d Savitt Tennen, Jane (April 26, 2006). "Broadening Support for Human Rights". Philanthropy Journal. Retrieved 2011-04-07. 
  2. ^ a b "The MB Interview: Larry Cox, Exec. Dir. of Amnesty International USA". Media Bloodhound. November 21, 2006. Retrieved 2011-04-07. 
  3. ^ Shaw, Dan (April 17, 1994). "The Night; Right as the Rain Forest". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-04-07. 
  4. ^ Strom, Stephanie (January 25, 2006). "New Leader for Amnesty International USA". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-04-07. 
  5. ^ Fitzgerald, Gwen (November 17, 2011). "Amnesty International USA Announces Leadership Transition: Suzanne Nossel Selected as New Executive Director of Human Rights Organization" (Press release). Amnesty International USA. Retrieved March 7, 2012. 
  6. ^ "The Kairos Center Staff". Kairos: The Center for Religions, Rights, and Social Justice. Retrieved September 22, 2017. 

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