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Farmer, Alice

Soprano and lawyer who initially studied French History and Literature at Harvard University and was a member of The Harvard University Choir, appearing on their yuletide offering, Christmas in the Busch.

After gaining an MPA from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and a JD from New York University School of Law she began conducting investigations into human rights in refugee camps where she was based in Geneva, Switzerland.  In her role as a human rights and refugee lawyer she has researched and written about the rights of children.  She was a member of the US Department of Justice Honors Program where she dealt with asylum and Convention Against Torture cases and has held the position of Protection Officer with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

She has followed that by dealing with issues arising from school discipline and been an Aryeh Neier Fellow with Human Rights Watch and the ACLU’s Human Right’s Program.

The Harvard University Choir recordings

Adeste Fidelis (Frederick Oakeley/John Francis Wade)
Pro Organo CD 7134 (Christmas in the Busch)
Conductor – Murray Forbes Somerville
Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra
Director – Robert Mealy
The Harvard Brass
Soprano – Awet Andemicael
Bass – Mark Risinger
Organists – Erica Johnson and Edward Jones

Here she is talking about human rights and child migration from Malta…


  3. Liner notes:  Christmas in the Busch