America’s Leadership in Global LGBTQI+ Rights: A Conversation with Special Envoy Jessica Stern
Join the HKS Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging and the Institute of Politics for a discussion with Jessica Stern, the U.S. Special Envoy to Advance the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI+) Persons. Timothy Patrick McCarthy, lecturer on education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and faculty affiliate at the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School, will moderate the conversation.
Special Envoy Stern oversees the implementation of the February 4, 2021 Presidential Memorandum on Advancing the Human Rights of LGBTQI+ Persons Around the World. Prior to joining the State Department, Special Envoy Stern led OutRight Action International, a leading global LGBTQI+ human rights organization, as its executive director for ten years. Special Envoy Stern has been a researcher at Human Rights Watch, a Ralph Bunche Fellow at Amnesty International, a program director at the Center for Constitutional Rights, Human Rights Watch, and an adjunct associate professor at Columbia University’s School of International & Public Affairs. Special Envoy Stern accepts all pronouns.
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