M. Ahadi Bugg-Levine

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M. Ahadi Bugg-Levine "spent her fellowship year working with the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) in Johannesburg, South Africa, to promote the rights of people with disabilities. Ahadi’s work focused on drafting the disability provisions of South Africa’s Equality Act, as mandated by the Constitution; educating disability rights activists on the legislation; and providing technical legal assistance on the legislation and other disability and human rights law issues to disability rights groups, Members of Parliament, and the office of the Deputy President and President. She also advised the SAHRC’s legal staff on disability-related complaints.

"Ahadi has advocated for the rights of women and children, people with disabilities, and racial minorities in Africa, the Middle East, and the United States. She has also served as Senior Counsel for the City of New York. Ahadi is currently a Fellow for The Atlantic Philanthropies and works on new initiatives with the President, Executive Vice President, and senior staff.

"Ahadi graduated from Wellesley College in 1992 with a B.A. in Political Science and Women’s Studies. She received her J.D. from the Law School and her M.A. in Political Science from Yale University in 1998. She earned her Ph.D. in Political Science from Yale University in 2001." [1]

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  1. Fellows, Yale Law School, accessed August 6, 2009.