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Chrystie Swiney

Chrystie Swiney is the legal advisor for the Data for Health program. She is an attorney and legal scholar whose work falls at the intersection of international law, human rights, civil society, and international development. She holds graduate degrees from Harvard Law School, Oxford University, and Georgetown, where she wrote her dissertation on the global spread of restrictive NGO laws. She has held legal positions for the International Center for Not-for-Profit Law, the U.S. State Department and the Constitution Project, in addition to serving as a doctoral research fellow at Georgetown Law Center and an Adjunct Professor at the College of William and Mary. Chrystie is widely published in the areas of civil society organizations, international law, and human rights, and has a forthcoming book that will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2021.