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2016 Human Rights Summit Agenda

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DECEMBER 13, 2016, The Newseum, Knight Conference Center, 7th Floor

12:00pm Doors Open - Lunch

Welcome and Opening Message

Elisa Massimino
President & CEO, Human Rights First

Presentation of the 2016 Roger N. Baldwin Medal of Liberty

Daryl A. Libow
Roger N. Baldwin Medal of Liberty 2016 Jury Chair, Managing Partner of the Washington office of Sullivan & Cromwell, Human Rights First Board of Directors

Janvier Murairi Bakihanaye
2016 Roger N. Baldwin Medal of Liberty Recipient, Anti-Slavery Activist, Democratic Republic of Congo


Keynote Address: Business and Human Rights

Michael Posner
Professor of Business and Society, New York University’s Stern School of Business

Eric Biel
Associate Deputy Undersecretary for International Affairs. U.S. Department of Labor


Discussion: American Leadership & National Security

Introduction by Scott Cooper
Director of National Security Outreach & Founder of Veterans for American Ideals, Human Rights First

General Carter Ham
U.S. Army (Ret.), President & Chief Executive Officer, Association of the United States Army

Elisa Massimino
President & CEO, Human Rights First


Networking Break


Discussion: The U.S. Role in Meeting Global Challenges to Democracy and Human Rights

Introduction by Zachary Silverstein
Chief Operating Officer, Human Rights First

Moderator: Josh Rogin
Washington Post Columnist and CNN political analyst

U.S. Ambassador Reuben E. Brigety II
Dean, Elliott School of International Affairs, Former Representative of the United States of America to the African Union

U.S. Ambassador William B. Taylor, Jr.
Executive Vice President, United States Institute of Peace, Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine


Keynote Address:

Senator Amy Klobuchar (MN-D)


Discussion: The Fight to End Modern Slavery

Introduction by Amy Sobel
Vice President, Anti-Trafficking Campaign and Senior Advisor to the CEO and COO

Moderator: General Charles C. Krulak, USMC (Ret.)
Former Commandant, United States Marine Corps

Marilyn Carlson Nelson
Chairwoman, Carlson Companies Inc.
2016 Beacon Prize Winner

Luis C.deBaca
Director, Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking

Todd C. Frankel
Staff Writer, The Washington Post


2016 Beacon Prize Reception (by invitation only)