LGBT Diplomacy: Securing a More Inclusive Future

Welcome Remarks by:
Damon Wilson
Executive Vice President, Programs and Strategy
Atlantic Council 

Introduction by:
Regina Jun

Keynote Remarks by:
The Hon. Randy Berry
Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons
United States Department of State

A discussion with:
Kerri Hannan
Incoming US Deputy Chief of Mission to Luxembourg
United States Department of State

Mira Patel
Senior Advisor, Global Development Lab
United States Agency for International Development
Mario Škunca 
Deputy Chief of Mission
Embassy of Croatia

Moderated by:
Gautam Raghavan
Vice President of Policy
The Gill Foundation 
Former White House LGBT Liaison

Please join the Atlantic Council, in partnership with GLIFAA, a lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)+ employee organization for foreign affairs agencies, on March 14 at 5:30 p.m. for an interactive discussion on diplomatic leadership in promoting a more just, open, and accepting world. A networking reception will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by a keynote address from Special Envoy Randy Berry and a panel discussion with LGBT leaders in diplomacy from 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. 

Across the world, LGBT people are experiencing unprecedented advances as well as severe backlashes to their rights.  Foreign affairs professionals know firsthand the challenges of promoting human rights of LGBT persons abroad and the important role LGBT leaders can play. Come hear their forecasts for the challenges ahead and discuss their strategies for pursuing equality as a personal, national, and international priority.

Monday, March 14
Networking reception: 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Keynote and discussion: 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
1030 15th Street NW
12th Floor 
Washington, DC 20005 

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