Mallika Dutt

Executive director of the organization Breakthrough, Mallika Dutt develops multimedia strategies for mainstreaming human rights and social justice through education and popular culture. While at Columbia, she was is interested in exploring the connections between human rights, culture and religion, and media and technology, to identify mechanisms through which to better promote human rights values. Ms. Dutt was on the U.S. NGO Coordinating Committee for the World Conference Against Racism, and is now a program consultant at the India Center of Art and Culture in New York City, a newly formed center on South Asian visual and performing arts and contemporary affairs. Formerly she was Program Officer on Human Rights and Social Justice at The Ford Foundation. Ms. Dutt has authored several publications, including the following: “Local Action Global Change: Learning About the Human Rights of Women and Girls” with Julie Mertus and Nancy Flowers (1999); “Claiming Human Rights: Feminism of Difference and Alliance” in Talking Visions: Multiculutral Feminism in a Transnational Age (1998); “Beijing '95: A Global Referendum on the Human Rights of Women,” Canadian Women's Studies, (with Charlotte Bunch and Susana Fried). Ms. Dutt has a J.D. from New York University, and an M.I.A. from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs.

Mallika Dutt, 2002