Bannister has presented Amnesty International concerns to representatives of governments of various nations, including the USA, Guyana, France, Sweden, Trinidad and Tobago, and the UK. Most recently, Piers was part of a delegation that met the Prime Minister of Jamaica and his cabinet to discuss Amnesty's concerns at the level of police brutality and killings in the country.
Piers has visited death row prisoners in Jamaica, Georgia, Alabama, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Texas and has represented Amnesty's views to the media in Israel, Iran, the UK, USA, France, Brazil, Germany, Mexico, and Norway.
Before joining the staff of Amnesty International, Piers trained as an actor, ran a concert hall and traveled widely. Alongside his passion for campaigning for human rights are his love of music, film, and SCUBA diving.
Piers Bannister comes to the Athenaeum as part of the series Psychology and Law, sponsored by the department of psychology at Claremont McKenna College.