Global Stakes in Human Rights Roundtable Series

Director: Mark P. Lagon, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Human Rights
September 1, 2010 - Present

The Global Stakes in Human Rights Roundtable Series examines the tangible interests of the United States and international community in promoting political, civil, economic, and labor rights.

Bringing together regular participants of diverse sectors and ideological positions, it identifies best practices of international institutions, governments, nonprofits, and corporations to advance democratic pluralism and the rule of law.

Meeting Note: Business and Human Rights

Publications

Meetings

Roundtable Meeting

Counterterrorism, Drones, and Human Rights

Speaker:

Ben Emmerson, UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights while Countering Terrorism

Presider:

Mark P. Lagon, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Human Rights, Council on Foreign Relations; International Relations Chair, Master of Science in Foreign Service Program, Georgetown University
June 3, 2013

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Workshop

Business and Human Rights: Best Practices in Supply Chains

Host:

Mark P. Lagon, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Human Rights, Council on Foreign Relations
May 15, 2013

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Roundtable Meeting

Assessing the International Criminal Court's Impact: The View of Member States

Speakers:

Tiina Intelmann, President of the Assembly of State Parties of the International Criminal Courth, Ministry of Affairs of Estonia, John B. Bellinger III, Adjunct Senior Fellow for International and National Security Law, Council on Foreign Relations; Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP

Presider:

Mark P. Lagon, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Human Rights, Council on Foreign Relations; International Relations Chair, Master of Science in Foreign Service Program, Georgetown University
May 3, 2013

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Roundtable Meeting

The Rule of Law: Between Rhetoric and Reality

Speaker:

Ana Palacio, Member, Council of State; Former Foreign Affairs Minister of Spain

Presider:

Mark P. Lagon, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Human Rights, Council on Foreign Relations; International Relations Chair, Master of Science in Foreign Service Program, Georgetown University
March 13, 2013

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Roundtable Meeting

The UN Human Rights Council: Its Relevance and the U.S. Role

Speaker:

Eileen Donahoe, U.S. Ambassador to the UN Human Rights Council

Presider:

Mark P. Lagon, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Human Rights, Council on Foreign Relations; International Relations Chair, Master of Science in Foreign Service Program, Georgetown University
March 4, 2013

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Roundtable Meeting

Iran's Human Rights and Nuclear Ambitions: Linkages?

Speakers:

Mark D. Wallace, CEO, United Against a Nuclear Iran; Former Ambassador to the United Nations for Management and Reform Issues, Omid Memarian, Journalist; Former World Peace Fellow, University of California, Berkeley

Presider:

Mark P. Lagon, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Human Rights, Council on Foreign Relations; International Relations Chair, Master of Science in Foreign Service Program, Georgetown University
February 28, 2013

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Roundtable Meeting

Freedom in the World 2013

Introductory Speakers:

David Kramer, President, Freedom House, Mark P. Lagon, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

Speaker:

Arch Puddington, Vice President for Research, Freedom House

Moderator:

Jill M. Dougherty, Foreign Affairs Correspondent, CNN

Panelists:

Larry Diamond, Professor and Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Tamara Cofman Wittes, Director and Senior Fellow, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings Institution
January 16, 2013 1:30-3:00 p.m. - Meeting

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Roundtable Meeting

Putin's Crackdown: How Should the United States React?

Speakers:

Boris Nemtsov, Co-Chairman, People's Freedom Party; Member, Coordinating Council of the Russian Opposition, Mark P. Lagon, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Human Rights, Council on Foreign Relations; International Relations Chair, Master of Science in Foreign Service Program, Georgetown University, Vladimir Kara-Murza Jr., Senior Policy Advisor; Institute of Modern Russia
November 16, 2012

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Roundtable Meeting

Public Diplomacy, Public-Private Partnerships, and Universal Values

Speaker:

Goli Ameri, President and Interim CEO, Center for Global Engagement ; Former Undersecretary-General, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies; Former Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Discussant:

Mark P. Lagon, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Human Rights, Council on Foreign Relations; International Relations Chair, Master of Science in Foreign Service Program, Georgetown University

Presider:

Kristin Lord, Executive Vice President and Director of Studies, Center for a New American Security
November 8, 2012

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Roundtable Meeting

Human Rights for Uighurs in China: A Conversation with Rebiya Kadeer

Speaker:

Rebiya Kadeer, President, World Uyghur Congress

Presider:

Mark P. Lagon, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; International Relations Chair, MSFS Program, Georgetown University, Georgetown University
September 7, 2012

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Roundtable Meeting

Atrocities Prevention: Interrupting the Supply Chain

Speaker:

Elisa C. Massimino, President and Chief Executive Officer, Human Rights First

Presider:

Mark P. Lagon, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Human Rights, Council on Foreign Relations
June 20, 2012

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Roundtable Meeting

Demand Driven Democratization: The Role of the UN Democracy Fund

Speakers:

Roland Rich, Executive Head, United Nations Democracy Fund;Officer-In-Charge, United Nations Office for Partnerships, Mark P. Lagon, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Human Rights, Council on Foreign Relations; International Relations Chair, MSFS Program, Georgetown University
April 23, 2012

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Roundtable Meeting

Human Rights in Bahrain a Year After Protests Arose: At a Standstill?

Speaker:

M. Cherif Bassiouni, Emeritus Distinguished Research Professor of Law, DePaul University; Former Chair, Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry

Presiders:

Frank Sampson Jannuzi, Deputy Executive Director for Advocacy, Policy, and Research; Head of Washington Office, Amnesty International, Mark P. Lagon, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Human Rights, Council on Foreign Relations; International Relations Chair, MSFS Program, Georgetown University
April 18, 2012

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Roundtable Meeting

The OSCE, Human Rights, and Human Trafficking

Speakers:

Ruth Freedom Pojman, Deputy Coordinator, Office of the Special Representative and Coordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Kurt Volker, Professor of Practice, Arizona State University; Senior Fellow, Center for Transatlantic Relations, SAIS, Mark P. Lagon, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Human Rights, Council on Foreign Relations
March 27, 2012

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Roundtable Meeting

Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle for Internet Freedom

Speaker:

Rebecca MacKinnon, Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow, New America Foundation

Discussant:

Séverine Arsène, Yahoo! Fellow, Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Georgetown University

Presider:

Mark P. Lagon, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Human Rights, Council on Foreign Relations
February 24, 2012

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Roundtable Meeting

Illiberal Religious Democracies: Challenges for U.S. Foreign Policy

Speaker:

Amitai Eztioni, University Professor and Professor of International Relations, The George Washington University

Presider:

Isobel Coleman, Senior Fellow and Director, Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative, Council on Foreign Relations
February 2, 2012

This meeting is on the record.

Conference Call

Videoconference with Aung San Suu Kyi

Speaker:

Aung San Suu Kyi, General Secretary, National League for Democracy

Presider:

Paula J. Dobriansky, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Government and Regulatory Affairs, Thomson Reuters; Former Undersecretary, Democracy and Global Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Host:

Mark P. Lagon, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Human Rights, Council on Foreign Relations
November 30, 2011

This meeting is on the record.

ListenWatch

Roundtable Meeting

Lawlessness Devastating the Dream to End Global Poverty: What It Will Take to Make the Violence Stop

Speaker:

Gary Haugen, CEO, International Justice Mission

Presider:

Mark P. Lagon, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Human Rights, Council on Foreign Relations
October 5, 2011

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Roundtable Meeting

Advancing Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance: USAID's New Look

Speaker:

Sarah E. Mendelson, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

Presider:

Mark P. Lagon, Council on Foreign Relations
September 28, 2011

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Roundtable Meeting

Humanitarian Intervention: Lessons from Libya and Ivory Coast

Speakers:

Francois Delattre, French Ambassador to the United States, Tod Lindberg, Policy Review

Presider:

Mark P. Lagon, Council on Foreign Relations
June 29, 2011

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Roundtable Meeting

Democracy and Human Rights Promotion: The Cause of the Middle East

Speaker:

Zalmay M. Khalilzad, Former U.S. Ambassador to the UN

Presider:

Mark P. Lagon, Council on Foreign Relations
June 13, 2011

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Roundtable Meeting

Assisting Democratization Worldwide: Tools in the Toolbox After the Arab Winter Wave

Speakers:

Lorne W. Craner, International Republican Institute, Ken Wollack, National Democratic Institute

Presider:

Mark P. Lagon, Council on Foreign Relations
May 10, 2011

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Roundtable Meeting

The Right of Children to Be Free from Labor Exploitation

Speakers:

Sandra Polaski, U.S. Department of Labor, Dawn Conway, Lexis Nexis

Presider:

Mark P. Lagon, Council on Foreign Relations
May 5, 2011

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Roundtable Meeting

The Right of Children to Be Free from Labor Exploitation

Speaker:

Sandra Polaski, U.S. Department of Labor

Presider:

Mark P. Lagon, Council on Foreign Relations
April 13, 2011

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Roundtable Meeting

Good Governance and Prosperity: An Unfinished Global Revolution and Multilateral Effort

Speaker:

Mark Malloch Brown, Former UN Deputy Secretary-General

Presider:

Mark P. Lagon, Council on Foreign Relations
February 25, 2011

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Roundtable Meeting

The Gender of Atrocity: Peace versus Justice in Sudan and Beyond

Speaker:

Catharine A. MacKinnon, Professor of Law, University of Michigan; Special Gender Adviser to the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court

Presider:

Mark P. Lagon, Council on Foreign Relations
December 14, 2010

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Roundtable Meeting

The UN Human Rights Council: The Fruits of Engaging

Speaker:

Suzanne F. Nossel, U.S. Department of State

Discussant:

Mark P. Lagon, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:

Stewart M. Patrick, Council on Foreign Relations
October 12, 2010

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Roundtable Meeting

Global Leadership and the Promotion of Liberal Values

Speakers:

Henry R. Nau, George Washington University, David Shorr, Stanley Foundation

Presider:

Mark P. Lagon, Council on Foreign Relations
September 27, 2010

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