Human Rights in US Foreign Policy

After a dramatic retreat from the UN Human Rights Council under the Trump administration, President Biden has signalled re-engagement with the international human rights system.  This panel will reflect on prospects for a renewed US foreign policy in support of human rights.

The distinguished panellists include:

  • Lynn M. Sicade, Director-Multilateral and Global Affairs, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, United States Department of State
  • David Forsythe, Emeritus Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Bruce Jentleson, William Preston Few Distinguished Professor of Public Policy, Duke University
  • Andrea Prasow, Deputy Washington Director, Human Rights Watch
  • Leslie Vinjamuri, Director, US and Americas Program, Chatham House, and Reader, SOAS University of London

This plenary panel was part of the 7th Joint Human Rights Conference on Human Rights and Foreign Policy.  This international conference is co-organised by the Human Rights Consortium, University of London, the Human Rights Section of the International Studies Association (ISA), the Human Rights Section of the American Political Science Association (APSA), and the Standing Group on Human Rights and Transitional Justice, European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR).

Human Rights Consortium
Lynn M. Sicade, David Forsythe, Bruce Jentleson, Andrea Prasow and Leslie Vinjamuri
Event date: 
Monday, 14 June 2021 - 5:45pm