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Advancing LGBTQIA+ Rights via U.S. Foreign Policy

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On 30 June 2022, the Center for Strategic and International Studies will hold a hybrid event with senior US government officials and civil society representatives on the protection and promotion of the rights of LGBTQIA+ people globally. The discussion comes following the April 2022 report by the US government, which marked the first time it reflected on efforts by agencies to advance the rights of LGBTQIA+ persons as part of the administration’s foreign policy agenda.

Discussants will include:

  • Jessica Stern, U.S. Special Envoy to Advance the Human Rights of LGBTQI+ Persons
  • Jay Gilliam, USAID Senior LGBTQI+ Coordinator
  • Dr. Chloe Schwenke, President and Founder of the Center for Values in International Development
  • Stephen Chukwumah, Policy Advocate at the Council for Global Equality

Opening remarks by: ​Marti Flacks, Khosravi Chair in Principled Internationalism and Director, Human Rights Initiative

Moderated by: Hadeil Ali, Deputy Director, Diversity and Leadership in International Affairs Project

Event date
30 June 2022
Organising parties
Center for Strategic and International Studies