Each year, to mark the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Human Rights Summit brings international civil society activists, U.S. policymakers, military and business leaders together to discuss the central human rights challenges of our time and to reaffirm the importance of U.S. global leadership on human rights. The theme of the Summit is “American ideals. Universal values.”
The 2012 Summit was a resounding success. More than 500 people attended in person, and 46,000 more logged on to view the sessions online. The Summit addressed a wide array of topics, including: the Arab Spring, the impact of emerging technologies in national security, atrocities prevention, and immigration reform.
RESERVATIONS AND INFORMATION
Caroline Phillips | 202.370.3328 | firstname.lastname@example.org
2012 Summit Videos
2012 Summit Speakers:
- Senator John McCain
- Garry Kasparov, Chairman of Russia’s United Civil Front
- Saad Eddin Ibrahim, leading Egyptian democracy activist
- Dr. Richard Land, President, Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention
- Elliot Schrage, Facebook’s Vice President of Communications and Public Policy
- Harold Koh, Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State
- Samantha Power, Special Assistant to the President/Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights
- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, renowned Chinese artist/activist Ai Weiwei, and Governor Jeb Bush participated by video message.
For more information, please contact Caroline Phillips at PhillipsC@humanrightsfirst.org.