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Charlie Williams

Program Coordinator, Human Rights & Freedom Program

Charlie Williams is the program coordinator for the Human Rights & Freedom Program at the McCain Institute at Arizona State University.

Prior to joining the McCain Institute, Williams served as project manager for the Journeys Project at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, where she examined refugee stories though a financial lens to better understand the costs and strategies involved in migration. She was also a research assistant for Refugees in Towns, another Fletcher initiative which promotes understanding of the migrant/refugee experience by drawing on the knowledge and perspectives of refugees themselves as well as local hosts. In 2019, Williams served as a year-long volunteer in Senegal. There, she assisted a food security nonprofit with programming and communications work.

Originally from Clovis, California, Williams holds a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School at Tufts University. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in history and a minor in Spanish from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.