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Human Dignity and International Institutions
Conference hosted by the Mortara Center for International Studies and the
Master of Science in Foreign Service Program
June 7, 2012
8:30 – 8:40 a.m.
Arrival (light breakfast)
8:40 – 8:50 a.m.
Dr. Kathleen R. McNamara
Director of the Mortara Center for International Studies, Georgetown University
8:50 – 9:30 a.m.
“Human Dignity and Universal Values: Theory and Practice”
Dr. Anne-Marie Slaughter
Bert G. Kerstetter ’66 University Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University; former Director, Policy Planning Staff, U.S. Department of State
9:30 – 10:15 a.m.
Overview of the Day and a Conceptual Framework on Human Dignity and Institutions
Dr. Anthony Clark Arend and Amb. Mark P. Lagon,
Director and International Relations Chair respectively,
Master of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS) Program, Georgetown University
10:15 – 10:30 a.m.
10:30 – 12:15 p.m.
Panel I—The Changing Landscape of Human Rights
Chair: Dr. George E. Shambaugh, IV, Chairman, Department of Government, Georgetown University
- “The Global Human Rights Regime: Assessing and Renovating the Architecture”
Amb. Mark P. Lagon
- “Statelessness, Sovereignty, and International Law: Promoting the ‘Right to Have Rights’”
Dr. Benjamin Boudreaux, MSFS
- “A Practical Perspective on Business and Human Rights”
Michael Samway, Former Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Yahoo!
12:15 – 12:30 p.m.
12:30 – 1:45 p.m.
- Presider: Felice Gaer, Director, Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights, American Jewish Committee; elected member of the UN Committee Against Torture
- Keynote Speaker: Amb. Pierre-Richard Prosper, Partner, Arend Fox, and former U.S. Ambassador-At-Large on War Crimes Issues
1:45 – 2:00 p.m.
2:00 – 3:15 p.m.
Panel II – International Institutions and Atrocities
Chair: Dr. Paula Newberg
Marshall B. Coyne Director, Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Georgetown University
- “The UN Security Council”
Amb. Nancy Soderberg, President of the Connect U.S. Fund, and former U.S. Alternate Representative to the UN
- “The Responsibility to Respect: Victims and Human Dignity at the International Criminal Court” Tod Lindberg, Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution and Editor, Policy Review
3:15 – 3:30 p.m.
3:30 – 4:45 p.m.
Panel III – Advancing Dignity Free from Conflict and Fear: Alternatives to Global Institutions
Chair: Dr. Kathleen R. McNamara
- “Regional Organizations and Human Dignity”
Dr. Chester Crocker, James R. Schlesinger Professor of Strategic Studies, Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
- “Protecting Human Dignity: The Important Role Faith-based Organizations Play” — Nicole Bibbins Sedaca, Chair of the Board, Institute for Global Engagement
4:45 – 5:15 p.m.
Closing Discussion on Lessons
Amb. Mark P. Lagon and Dr. Anthony Clark Arend
Location: Mortara Center for International Studies, Georgetown University, 36th and N Streets, N.W.