• Preventive Diplomacy in Human Rights and Refugee Policy

Patrick Floods and Peter Rothen

March 5, 2009
6:30-8:00p,
Munce Conference Room, Archer 110
20 Derne Street, Boston
Suffolk University

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Professor Patrick J. Flood

Served, among others, as Director of Human Rights Affairs at the US Mission to the UN in Geneva, including as a Delegate to the UN Human Rights Commission and taught in Intl. Relations

Dr. Flood’s background in UN and other multilateral human rights affairs has encompassed work as a practitioner as well as scholar and teacher, spanning his Foreign Service career and subsequent academic research and teaching.  As a Foreign Service Officer, he served for four years as Director of Human Rights Affairs at the US Mission to the UN in Geneva, including as a Delegate to the UN Human Rights Commission and as the US Government Observer at the Human Rights Sub-Commission, as well as US Mission liaison officer with the International Committee of the Red Cross. His service in the Bureau of Human Rights Affairs at the Department of State in Washington included responsibility for relations with the Inter-American Human Rights Commission as well as bilateral US human rights policy toward Latin American states.  Dr. Flood has taught international relations, including courses in human rights institutions, at several universities in the USA and
Europe,  and he is the author of The Effectiveness of UN Human Rights Institutions and journal articles and book chapters on international human rights affairs, international humanitarian law, and humanitarian intervention.

 

Peter Rothen

Fr. Head of the German Foreign Office's Human Rights Department, BerlinFellow, WCFIA, Harvard University

Peter Rothen, Germany, is a foreign service career diplomat. From 2003 to 2008, he served as head of the German Foreign Office's Human Rights Department, dealing in particular with promotion and protection of human rights in the United Nations as well as with strengthening the European Union's external human rights policy. From 1999 to 2003, he was head of the political department of the German Permanent Mission to the UN in Geneva. Mr. Rothen was educated at the University of Bonn and at the University of Erlangen-Nürmberg. While at Harvard, he focusses on human rights issues and international and global affairs, in particular transatlantic relations.



 

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