A Conversation with
High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (2014-present)
Jordan's Permanent Representative to the United Nations (2010-2014)
Dr. Kathryn Sikkink (Moderator)
Ryan Family Professor of Human Rights Policy, HKS
Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
The John F. Kennedy Jr Forum saw High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein speak on April 22nd. The topics ranged from Human Rights to the role of the UN in global politics. Speaking specifically about Mexico at parts, he provided optimism for the progress that the world is making on Human Rights issues, but cautioned the world for being too complacent. It was a Forum that provided great insight into the UN, from a man who knows the institution inside-out.