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JANE OLSON

Jane Olson has devoted her life to international justice and humanitarian work.  Since 2003 she has chaired the International Board of Human Rights Watch, having founded a major support group for HRW in California in 1988.   For the past 11 years, Jane has chaired the board of Survivor Corps (previously known as Landmine Survivors Network), a humanitarian organization that works in post-conflict countries.   She serves on the board of the Pacific Council on International Policy and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.  Jane has received numerous awards, including the inaugural 2005 Eleanor Roosevelt Award from Feminist Majority; the Silver Achievement Award from the YWCA of Greater Los Angeles; and the Community Achievement Award from Public Counsel.  She and her husband, attorney Ronald L. Olson, reside in Pasadena, CA.   He is a 1966 graduate of UM Law School.  They have three grown children  (including Steven J. Olson and Amy Olson Duerk, UM Law graduates) and eight grandsons. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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