36th All Peoples Celebration Keynote Speaker


Dr. Alisa Warren serves as President of the International Association of Official Human Rights Agencies (IAOHRA), a professional association of state and local human rights government agencies serving nearly 250 million people. She is the Executive Director of the Missouri Commission on Human Rights, a state agency working to prevent and eliminate discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations. 

Dr. Warren is dedicated service manifests itself in extensive education and outreach efforts at the domestic and international levels. As an industry leader, she works to leverage strong partnerships which are key to advancing human rights. She is a subject matter expert in human rights appearing on television, radio, and as a keynote speaker. She is a perennial university guest lecturer and conducts training for government agencies, organizations, communities, and businesses. She is a vocal champion for international human rights treaty obligations and advocated before the United Nations Human Rights Committee in Geneva, Switzerland.

Dr. Warren serves on the Board of Directors for FOCUS St. Louis and the Diversity Awareness Partnership; she is appointed to the Missouri Supreme Court Commission on Race and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts, and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Joint Standing Committee. She received the “Most Influential Business Women” Award and the “Women Who Dare to Dream” Distinguished Humanitarian Award. Dr. Warren earned a Ph.D. in Community Development and Social Disparities from the University of Missouri.