Eric Richardson

Founding President


Member Since 2022

Eric N Richardson is founding President of the Geneva-based NGO INHR and Professor of International law at U Michigan and U California Berkeley Law Schools. As a diplomat and lawyer for the State Department until 2018, he served in and focused on China, North Korea, Libya, Tunisia, New Zealand, Israel, and the UN Human Rights Council. Today, he mediates between governments and hard-to-reach actors, focuses on existential risks of emerging technologies, and is a Senior Fellow responsible for China at PAX sapiens. Before joining the State Department, Eric first worked as a journalist and then sued the government over regulatory policy at the law firm of Morrison & Foerster.  He published his negotiations handbook, Getting More Back, in 2021.  He holds a BA from Stanford University, an MA in Law and World Politics from U Michigan, and a Juris Doctorate from U Michigan Law School. Eric speaks Chinese, French & English.