Tala Mohebi is a second year law student at Harvard Law School. She received her B.A. in International Political Economy from University of California, Berkeley and a Masters in Public Diplomacy from the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism. While at Berkeley she focused on sexual health policies in the Middle East and North Africa region, completing an honors thesis on the topic. At USC she continued to research the MENA region and volunteered at the AIDS Research Alliance of America. She also served as Editor-in-Chief of Public Diplomacy Magazine, a bi-annual publication bringing together practitioners and scholars of public diplomacy to discuss new trends and best practices in the field.
At Harvard, Tala is an Executive Editor of the Harvard Human Rights Journal and also serves as Symposium Chair for the journal’s annual conference. She is also a Universities Allied for Essential Medicines representative to the Human Rights Advocates organization. She is interested in intellectual property as it relates to human rights, but also in relation to cultural exchange and art. This summer she will be volunteering with the Rights and Reproductions Department of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, working on a limited licensing project. Tala joined CCLP in May 2011 as a Graduate Research Fellow.