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TALK | Human Rights and the Trump Administration
TALK | Human Rights and the Trump Administration
WhenTuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, 3:30 – 5 p.m.
Campus roomRoom 145 (The Hub)
Event typesAcademics
Event sponsorsThe Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, Center for Global Studies and Center for Human Rights at UW
Description

As part of its ‘America First’ foreign policy, the Trump Administration has largely departed from decades of bipartisan consensus on the benefits of advancing human rights and democracy. Former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights Rob Berschinski will discuss what the Trump Administration’s approach to human rights means for America’s place in the world.

About the Speaker:
Rob Berschinski is Senior Vice President for Policy at Human Rights First. Prior, he served in the Obama Administration as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, and worked for Ambassador Samantha Power as Deputy Director of the U.S. Mission to the United Nations’ office in Washington D.C. Other senior level roles include in the Department of Defense and the White House National Security Council. He is an Iraq war veteran. Berschinski’s opinions have appeared in The New York Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, Foreign Policy, Politico and CNN, among others. He holds a B.A. and M.A. in International Relations from Yale University, and is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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