William F. Schulz leads the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) in advancing human rights and social justice in the United States and around the world. Previously, he served for 12 years as executive director of Amnesty International USA, until spring of 2006. An ordained Unitarian Universalist minister, Schulz is a former president of the Unitarian Universalist Association.

Schulz has appeared frequently on radio and television news and analysis shows and is the author or contributing editor of several books, including In Our Own Best Interest: How Defending Human Rights Benefits Us All; Tainted Legacy: 9/11 and the Ruin of Human Rights; The Phenomenon of Torture; and The Future of Human Rights: US Policy for a New Era.

The New York Review of Books said in June 2002, “William Schulz has done more than anyone in the American human rights movement to make human rights issues known in the United States.”

He graduated from Oberlin College in Ohio, received a master’s degree in philosophy from the University of Chicago and a doctor of ministry degree from Meadville Lombard Theological School at the University of Chicago, and holds eight honorary degrees.

bschulz @ uusc.org