Tides is proud to announce that three Tides Center project leaders have been named 2011 Human Rights and National Security Reform Fellows by the Rockwood Leadership Institute.  Throughout the Fellowship, these 24 leaders will participate in two 5-day residential retreats, receive professional and peer coaching, and additional leadership support.

Read more about these inspiring leaders:

Lynn Fahselt
Co-Founder & Executive Director
ReThink Media

Lynn Fahselt is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of ReThink Media, the first strategic media institute focused exclusively on strengthening the media, communications and collaborative capacity of NGOs, experts, and funders working in the fields of disarmament, nonproliferation, conflict prevention, human and civil rights, international law and peace. Lynn has more than twenty years experience specializing in strategic communications, messaging and media analysis and in advocacy campaigns on national security, human rights and foreign policy issues. Prior to launching ReThink Media, Lynn completed her Masters in Global Communications and was part of an international team conducting groundbreaking research in a five country study of globalization themes in television news coverage.


Sameera Hafiz
Policy Director
Rights Working Group

Sameera Hafiz is the Policy Director of Rights Working Group where she leads and coordinates advocacy efforts and develops strategies to advance RWG’s policy agenda. RWG is a coalition of over 300 civil and human rights, immigrant rights, and national security organizations formed in the aftermath of 9/11 to restore due process and human rights protections and to ensure the rights of all people in the US are respected.


Talat Hamdani
Steering Committee Member
September Eleventh Families for Peaceful Tomorrows

Talat Hamdani is the mother of Mohammad Salman Hamdani, a first responder and NYPD Cadet who gave his life saving fellow Americans at World Trade Center on 9/11/01. She sat through the King’s radicalization hearings and is an advocate for civil liberties of American Muslims in post 9/11 era.

Many of the other 2011 Fellows represent organizations that are grantees or partners of Tides—click here to view the complete list.

The Rockwood Leadership Institute specializes in delivering the best practices and methodologies in leadership development to the nonprofit community.  Since 2000, Rockwood has trained nearly 3,000 leaders from thousands of organizations in the United States, Canada, and Israel.