WEDNESDAY IN DC: Ambassador Susan E. Rice to Deliver Speech on LGBT Human Rights Around the Globe

by Sarah McBride

WASHINGTON, DC - The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, American University, and Human Rights First will host Ambassador Susan Rice, President Obama’s National Security Advisor, on Wednesday, October 26th at 3:00 PM ET at American University’s School of International Service for remarks on protecting and promoting LGBTQ human rights around the world.

Over the last eight years, the Obama Administration has made advancing the human rights of LGBTQ people a central pillar of the United States’ foreign policy. As the United Nations Ambassador and National Security Advisor, Ambassador Rice has been at the forefront of efforts to ensure basic rights and safety for LGBTQ people globally. Ambassador Rice will discuss the Obama Administration’s leadership on equality, the vital role that work plays in America’s national security and the need for continued effort to secure LGBTQ human rights abroad. Following her remarks, Ambassador Rice will participate in a short moderated discussion with James Goldgeier, Dean of American University School of International Service.

WHAT: Ambassador Rice Remarks on National Security and LGBTQ Human Rights

WHEN: Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 3:00 PM ET

WHERE: American University, School of International Service Atrium

3400 Nebraska Ave, Washington, D.C. 20016

WHO: Ambassador Susan Rice, U.S. National Security Advisor

James Goldgeier, Dean of American University School of International Service

Chad Griffin, President of the Human Rights Campaign

Elisa Massimino, President and CEO of Human Rights First

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The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is the educational arm of America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.

American University is a leader in global education, enrolling a diverse student body from throughout the United States and nearly 140 countries. Located in Washington, D.C., the university provides opportunities for academic excellence, public service, and internships in the nation’s capital and around the world.

Human Rights First is an independent advocacy and action organization that challenges America to live up to its ideals. The organization is a non-profit, nonpartisan international human rights organization based in New York, Washington D.C. and Houston.

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