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Adam Hochschild

Advisory Board Member


Adam Hochschild is and Advisory Board Member with the Human Rights Center. He is a journalist and lecturer at the Graduate School of Journalism, UC Berkeley. Hoschild graduated from Harvard with a BA in History and Literature. He was a commentator on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” and a co-founder of Mother Jones magazine. In 2009 he received the Theodore Roosevelt-Woodrow Wilson Award from the American Historical Association and in 2014 he was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Hochschild is also the author of nine books; the latest, Lessons from a Dark Time and Other Essays appeared in October 2018. Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire’s Slaves won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the PEN USA Literary Award, the Gold Medal of the California Book Awards, and was a finalist for the National Book Award. King Leopold’s Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa and To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914-1918 were both finalists for the National Book Critics Circle Award. A longtime lecturer at the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley, Hochschild has also been a Fulbright Lecturer in India, Regents’ Lecturer at the University of California, Santa Cruz and Writer-in-Residence at the Department of History, University of Massachusetts at Amherst.