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Saturday, October 5

Plenary Dialogues:

Past, Present, and Future of Human Rights Advocacy

9:00-10:30 am

Moderator: Dr. Margaret Karns – Professor Emerita, University of Dayton

  • Jo Becker – Children's Rights Advocacy Director, Human Rights Watch
  • Dr. Louis Bickford – Program Officer, Ford Foundation; Adjunct Professor, Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Columbia University
  • Larry Cox – former Executive Director, Amnesty International USA
  • Dr. Alex de Waal – Executive Director, World Peace Foundation; Research Professor, Fletcher School – Tufts University

Human Rights Philanthropy

10:50-11:50 am

Moderator: Christen Dobson, Program Manager, International Human Rights Funders Group

Roundtable discussion of new report, "Advancing Human Rights: The State of Global Foundation Grantmaking"

Integrating Human Rights and Development in Practice

1:30-3:00 pm

Moderator: Dr. Natalie Florea Hudson – Director, Human Rights Studies program, University of Dayton

  • Amb. Tony Hall – Executive Director, Alliance to End Hunger
  • Dr. Mark Ensalaco – Director of Human Rights Research, University of Dayton
  • Bill O’Keefe – VP for Government Relations and Advocacy, Catholic Relief Services
  • Ignacio Saiz – Executive Director, Center for Economic and Social Rights

The Role of Media and Communications Technology

3:20-4:50 pm

Moderator: Dr. Joel R. Pruce – Post-Doctoral Fellow in Human Rights Studies, University of Dayton

  • Dr. Alison Brysk – Mellichamp Professor of Global Governance, UC Santa Barbara
  • Jason Cone – Communications Director, Doctors Without Borders USA
  • Sam Gregory – Program Director, Witness
  • Anna Jeffreys – reporter and West Africa editor, IRIN News Agency
  • Leora Kahn – Executive Director, Proof: Media for Social Justice