Dr. Aaron Rhodes is a human rights advocate and writer. He is a senior fellow at the Common Sense Society and President of the Forum for Religious Freedom Europe. He was Executive Director of the International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights 1993-2007, and also a co-founder of the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. Rhodes was born in upstate New York. He was educated at Reed College and at the University of Chicago, where he was awarded a PhD in the Committee on Social Thought. He is the author of over 100 articles, as well as the book The Debasement of Human Rights (Encounter Books). He lives in Hamburg, Germany with his family.