About the Lectureship Series
The Arthur C. Helton Memorial Lecture was established by CFR and the family of Arthur C. Helton, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations who died in the August 2003 bombing of the UN headquarters in Baghdad. The Helton Lectureship is an annual event at which one or more speakers address pressing issues in the broad field of human rights and humanitarian concerns.
Arthur C. Helton (1949–2003)
Arthur C. Helton, a respected lawyer and human rights activist, devoted his life to improving the lives of others. He was director of peace and conflict studies and senior fellow for refugee studies and preventive action at CFR. He was also an adjunct professor at Columbia Law School. Prior to joining CFR in 1999, he founded and directed the Forced Migration Project at the Open Society Institute and directed the Refugee Project at the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights.