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October 27, 2015
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A New Nonprofit Leader Shifts the Fight for Human Rights to America

Edmund D. Fountain for The Chronicle

FACE TIME - Steven Hawkins (second from right) has given Amnesty International USA greater visibility in America at a time when civil-rights battles are being waged in U.S. cities and suburbs.

When Steven Hawkins was hired to head Amnesty International USA two years ago, he didn’t have time to bask in the Nobel Prize-winning organization’s reputation. He had a crisis on his hands.

The U.S. branch was hemorrhaging members, its finances...

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