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

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Meeting ⁄ New York

Afghan Women and Girls After 2014

Speakers Barnett Rubin

Director and Senior Fellow, New York University’s Center on International Cooperation

, Rina Amiri

Senior Mediator, United Nations

, Catherine Powell

Fellow for Women and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

December 9, 2014

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The Role of Congress in U.S. Human Rights Policy and Beyond

Speaker Christopher Smith

(R-NJ) Chairman, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, Committee on Foreign Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives


Presider Michael D. Mosettig

Writer, PBS Online NewsHour

June 17, 2014 12:00–12:30 p.m. - Lunch Reception
12:30–1:30 p.m. - Meeting

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Counterterrorism, Drones, and Human Rights

Speaker Ben EmmersonUN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights while Countering Terrorism
Presider Mark P. LagonAdjunct 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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Business and Human Rights: Best Practices in Supply Chains

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

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

Speakers Tiina IntelmannPresident of the Assembly of State Parties of the International Criminal Courth, Ministry of Affairs of Estonia, John B. Bellinger IIIAdjunct Senior Fellow for International and National Security Law, Council on Foreign Relations; Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP
Presider Mark P. LagonAdjunct 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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The Rule of Law: Between Rhetoric and Reality

Speaker Ana PalacioMember, Council of State; Former Foreign Affairs Minister of Spain
Presider Mark P. LagonAdjunct 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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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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Iran's Human Rights and Nuclear Ambitions: Linkages?

Speakers Mark D. WallaceCEO, United Against a Nuclear Iran; Former Ambassador to the United Nations for Management and Reform Issues, Omid MemarianJournalist; Former World Peace Fellow, University of California, Berkeley
Presider Mark P. LagonAdjunct 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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Freedom in the World 2013

Speaker Arch PuddingtonVice President for Research, Freedom House
Panelists Larry DiamondProfessor and Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Tamara Cofman WittesDirector and Senior Fellow, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings Institution
Moderator Jill M. DoughertyForeign Affairs Correspondent, CNN
Introductory Speakers David KramerPresident, Freedom House, Mark P. LagonAdjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations
January 16, 2013 1:30–3:00 p.m. - Meeting

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

Speakers Boris NemtsovCo-Chairman, People's Freedom Party; Member, Coordinating Council of the Russian Opposition, Mark P. LagonAdjunct 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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Public Diplomacy, Public-Private Partnerships, and Universal Values

Speaker Goli AmeriPresident 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
Presider Kristin LordExecutive Vice President and Director of Studies, Center for a New American Security
Discussant Mark P. LagonAdjunct Senior Fellow for Human Rights, Council on Foreign Relations; International Relations Chair, Master of Science in Foreign Service Program, Georgetown University
November 8, 2012

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

Speaker Rebiya KadeerPresident, World Uyghur Congress
Presider Mark P. LagonAdjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; International Relations Chair, MSFS Program, Georgetown University, Georgetown University
September 7, 2012

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Atrocities Prevention: Interrupting the Supply Chain

Speaker Elisa C. MassiminoPresident and Chief Executive Officer, Human Rights First
Presider Mark P. LagonAdjunct Senior Fellow for Human Rights, Council on Foreign Relations
June 20, 2012

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

Speaker M. Cherif BassiouniEmeritus Distinguished Research Professor of Law, DePaul University; Former Chair, Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry
Presiders Frank Sampson JannuziDeputy Executive Director for Advocacy, Policy, and Research; Head of Washington Office, Amnesty International, Mark P. LagonAdjunct Senior Fellow for Human Rights, Council on Foreign Relations; International Relations Chair, MSFS Program, Georgetown University
April 18, 2012

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The OSCE, Human Rights, and Human Trafficking

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

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Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle for Internet Freedom

Speaker Rebecca MacKinnonBernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow, New America Foundation
Presider Mark P. LagonAdjunct Senior Fellow for Human Rights, Council on Foreign Relations
Discussant Séverine ArsèneYahoo! Fellow, Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Georgetown University
February 24, 2012

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

Speaker Amitai EztioniUniversity Professor and Professor of International Relations, The George Washington University
Presider Isobel ColemanSenior Fellow and Director, Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative, Council on Foreign Relations
February 2, 2012

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Videoconference with Aung San Suu Kyi

Speaker Aung San Suu KyiGeneral Secretary, National League for Democracy
Presider Paula J. DobrianskySenior 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. LagonAdjunct Senior Fellow for Human Rights, Council on Foreign Relations
November 30, 2011

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

Speaker Gary HaugenCEO, International Justice Mission
Presider Mark P. LagonAdjunct Senior Fellow for Human Rights, Council on Foreign Relations
October 5, 2011

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

Speaker Sarah E. MendelsonU.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Presider Mark P. LagonCouncil on Foreign Relations
September 28, 2011

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Humanitarian Intervention: Lessons from Libya and Ivory Coast

Speakers Francois DelattreFrench Ambassador to the United States, Tod LindbergPolicy Review
Presider Mark P. LagonCouncil on Foreign Relations
June 29, 2011

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

Speaker Zalmay M. KhalilzadFormer U.S. Ambassador to the UN
Presider Mark P. LagonCouncil on Foreign Relations
June 13, 2011

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

Speakers Lorne W. CranerInternational Republican Institute, Ken WollackNational Democratic Institute
Presider Mark P. LagonCouncil on Foreign Relations
May 10, 2011

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The Right of Children to Be Free from Labor Exploitation

Speakers Sandra PolaskiU.S. Department of Labor, Dawn ConwayLexis Nexis
Presider Mark P. LagonCouncil on Foreign Relations
May 5, 2011

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The Right of Children to Be Free from Labor Exploitation

Speaker Sandra PolaskiU.S. Department of Labor
Presider Mark P. LagonCouncil on Foreign Relations
April 13, 2011

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

Speaker Mark Malloch BrownFormer UN Deputy Secretary-General
Presider Mark P. LagonCouncil on Foreign Relations
February 25, 2011

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

Speaker Catharine A. MacKinnonProfessor of Law, University of Michigan; Special Gender Adviser to the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court
Presider Mark P. LagonCouncil on Foreign Relations
December 14, 2010

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The UN Human Rights Council: The Fruits of Engaging

Speaker Suzanne F. NosselU.S. Department of State
Presider Stewart M. PatrickCouncil on Foreign Relations
Discussant Mark P. LagonCouncil on Foreign Relations
October 12, 2010

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Global Leadership and the Promotion of Liberal Values

Speakers Henry R. NauGeorge Washington University, David ShorrStanley Foundation
Presider Mark P. LagonCouncil on Foreign Relations
September 27, 2010

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