Human Rights Challenges Facing the Biden Administration

March 5, 2021

WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, March 9, 2021, Georgetown Law’s Human Rights Institute will host a conversation on what’s next for human rights in the Biden Administration.


A military coup in Myanmar. Genocide against the Uyghurs in China. Humanitarian emergencies in Yemen and impending disaster in Ethiopia. A refugee crisis at our southern border. And a reckoning with systemic racism here at home. These are just a few of the myriad human rights challenges facing the new administration. President Biden has pledged to put human rights at the center of U.S. foreign policy and has recognized the connection between upholding human rights at home and advancing them abroad. What does this mean for U.S. human rights policy today?


Lisa Peterson
Acting Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
U.S. Department of State

Elisa Massimino
Robert F. Drinan, S.J., Chair in Human Rights
Georgetown Law

Moderated by: Melissa Stewart
Human Rights Institute
Georgetown Law


Tuesday, March 9, 2021

3:00-4:30 pm EST


Please RSVP for the Zoom Webinar.

The event will also be live streamed on Georgetown Law’s Facebook page.

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