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

Afghan Women and Girls After 2014

Speakers: Rina Amiri, Senior Mediator, United Nations, Catherine Powell, Fellow for Women and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations, Barnett Rubin, Director and Senior Fellow, New York University’s Center on International Cooperation
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 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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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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Assessing the International Criminal Court's Impact: The View of Member States

Speakers: John B. Bellinger III, Adjunct Senior Fellow for International and National Security Law, Council on Foreign Relations; Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP, Tiina Intelmann, President of the Assembly of State Parties of the International Criminal Courth, Ministry of Affairs of Estonia
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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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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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: Omid Memarian, Journalist; Former World Peace Fellow, University of California, Berkeley, Mark D. Wallace, CEO, United Against a Nuclear Iran; Former Ambassador to the United Nations for Management and Reform Issues
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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Freedom in the World 2013

Speaker: Arch Puddington, Vice President for Research, Freedom House
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
Moderator: Jill M. Dougherty, Foreign Affairs Correspondent, CNN
Introductory Speakers: David Kramer, President, Freedom House, Mark P. Lagon, Adjunct 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: Vladimir Kara-Murza Jr., Senior Policy Advisor; Institute of Modern Russia, 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, Boris Nemtsov, Co-Chairman, People's Freedom Party; Member, Coordinating Council of the Russian Opposition
November 16, 2012

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

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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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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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Demand Driven Democratization: The Role of the UN Democracy Fund

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

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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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The OSCE, Human Rights, and Human Trafficking

Speakers: Mark P. Lagon, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Human Rights, Council on Foreign Relations, 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
March 27, 2012

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Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle for Internet Freedom

Speaker: Rebecca MacKinnon, Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow, New America Foundation
Presider: Mark P. Lagon, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Human Rights, Council on Foreign Relations
Discussant: Séverine Arsène, Yahoo! 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 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

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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

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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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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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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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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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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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The Right of Children to Be Free from Labor Exploitation

Speakers: Dawn Conway, Lexis Nexis, Sandra Polaski, U.S. Department of Labor
Presider: Mark P. Lagon, Council on Foreign Relations
May 5, 2011

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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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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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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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The UN Human Rights Council: The Fruits of Engaging

Speaker: Suzanne F. Nossel, U.S. Department of State
Presider: Stewart M. Patrick, Council on Foreign Relations
Discussant: Mark P. Lagon, Council on Foreign Relations
October 12, 2010

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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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