Speaker

Doug Shipman

Doug Shipman
As CEO of Atlanta’s National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Doug Shipman is guiding the creation of what Atlanta hopes will be the world’s community center for the exploration of human rights struggles around the world.

The National Center for Civil and Human Rights proposes to answer this question: Where can we understand our history, celebrate progress and civilly confront the issues of our day? The goal of the Center is to make Atlanta that place. Previously a principal at the Boston Consulting Group, Shipman is overseeing the formative stages of a new center dedicated to the global struggle for civil and human rights. Shipman has an extensive educational background in issues of race, ethnicity and gender, including undergraduate and graduate studies in topics including the relationship between economics and poverty, the history of American minority groups and religion as applied in social movements including the American Civil Rights movement, the Indian independence movement and the Buddhist environmental movement in Southeast Asia.