Louisa Coan Greve

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Louisa Coan Greve "is senior program officer for Asia at the National Endowment for Democracy, an organization that funds pro-democracy and human rights work. From 1999–2004, Ms. Greve was a member of a Council on Foreign Relations roundtable on “U.S. National Security: New Threats in a Changing World.” She has also worked at Amnesty International as both a member of the board of directors and as a volunteer specialist on China and Mongolia. Ms. Greve has testified before several Congressional committees on human rights in China and democracy promotion in Asia. She has also given radio, television, and print media interviews on human rights issues and democratic development in Asia. Ms. Greve has traveled, studied, and worked in China since 1980." [1]

"According to Greve, Human Rights in China is considered as reliable as Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International as a source of accurate human rights information." [2]

"She first visited Asia 24 years ago, on trip to China in 1980. She lived there for two years in 1987-89 and has traveled to China regularly over the course of two decades.

"Ms. Greve was a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations for 1999-2004. She served on the national board of directors of Amnesty International USA in 1993-1998 and was a member of Amnesty’s China Coordination Group on a pro bono basis for eight years.

"Ms. Greve graduated from Cornell University in 1987 (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) with a degree in Asian Studies and pursued non-degree graduate study at the Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies, in Nanjing, China." [3]

NED letter

Louisa Coan Greve wrote the following letter in 2004 addressed to the Independent Chinese PEN Center Board and staff.

"Congratulations to your chairman, Liu Xiaobo, on the occasion of receiving the Fondation de France "defender of press freedom award" this year. This is a well-deserved recognition of Liu Xiaobo's courageous stand, and daily efforts, to make the free flow of information a reality in China. The prize also honors the ICPC itself, and NED is gratified and humbled to be a supporter of those efforts. Very sincerely yours," [4]

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