HUMAN RIGHTS–Michelle Bachelet: An Inspiration


Maria Echaveste reflects on the life of Michelle Bachelet, the current United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.

In April 2019, I was fortunate to be part of a small group in attendance when United Nations Human Rights Commissioner Michelle Bachelet engaged in a conversation with Professor Harley Shaiken at UC Berkeley’s Center for Latin American Studies. As I’m sure most readers know, Commissioner Bachelet has had an impressive career. Growing up a “military brat,” as we say here in the United States, Bachelet lived in many regions of Chile and even spent two years in Bethesda, Maryland, where her father, a general in the Chilean Air Force, served at the Chilean Embassy in Washington, D.C.

Maria Echaveste
Publication date: 
August 21, 2019
Publication type: 
Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies Article