Jaykumar Menon

Jaykumar Menon is a human-rights lawyer and social entrepreneur, working to creatively realize basic human rights at large scale. He is a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Global Health Institute, a Visiting Scientist at the Harvard School of Public Health, and a co-founder and the chair of the Open Source Pharma Foundation. As a litigator, he helped exonerate a man serving life for murder, as the fifteenth lawyer to take up the case; freed a man from death row; and represented the student leaders of Tiananmen Square and victims of the Bosnian genocide. He has co-founded an effort to address the world’s most widespread form of malnutrition by adding iron to iodized salt; the effort has reached millions of people. He is a winner of the Brown University alumni association’s highest honor, given to one alum per year, and a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.