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Webinar: Helsinki Commission Hearing to Examine Human Rights at Home: Ambassador (ret.) Ian Kelly (Northwestern) Speaks as a Witness

When: Thursday, July 2, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM CT

Where: Online
Webcast Link

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Cindy Pingry   (847) 467-1933


Category: Academic


The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the Helsinki Commission, announced the following online hearing:

Implications for U.S. Leadership

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By signing the Helsinki Final Act, the United States committed to respecting human rights and the rule of law, even under the most challenging circumstances. Recent developments in the United States—including George Floyd’s tragic death at the hands of police and subsequent protests—have put U.S. human rights commitments to the test in the eyes of the world. During this online hearing, witnesses will discuss these events, the U.S. response, and the resulting implications for U.S. leadership in foreign policy.

Witnesses scheduled to participate include:

Ambassador (ret.) Ian Kelly, former U.S. Permanent Representative to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
Malcolm Momodou Jallow, Member of Parliament (Sweden) and General Rapporteur on Combating Racism and Intolerance, Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE)

Witnesses may be added.

Ian Kelly is Ambassador in Residence at Northwestern University. He is an American former statesman and senior foreign service officer who last served as the United States Ambassador to Georgia, from 2015 to 2018. He teaches courses in International Studies. 


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