Hardy Vieux (MPP/JD '97) is a Towsley Foundation Policymaker in Residence at the Ford School in fall 2019, teaching "The Role of Courts in International Human Rights." Vieux is the vice president of legal for Human Rights First, an independent advocacy and action organization that uses American influence to protect human rights and the rule of law. Previously, he served as a policy fellow in the Middle East, where he worked at Save the Children International in Amman, Jordan. Prior to living in the Middle East, Vieux was in private legal practice in Washington, D.C., for over 10 years, during which time he also handled numerous pro bono matters, ranging from litigation stemming from the abuses at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq to juvenile detention impact litigation and asylum representation. In 2010, the D.C. Bar recognized him as its Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year. Vieux serves on the board of directors of the National Military of Justice and the WISER Girls Secondary School. Vieux earned his JD and MPP degrees from Michigan Law—serving as editor-in-chief of the Michigan Journal of Race & Law—and the Ford School.