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Obama Conference Videos

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Washington College of Law | 4801 Massachusetts Avenue, Northwest

9:30AM - 11:00 AM

Welcome and Open Plenary
The Obama Administration & Human Rights
Speaker: Maria Otero, Undersecretary for Democracy and Global Affairs, US Department of State

11:15AM - 12:45 PM

Environmental Justice & Human Rights

Obama Administration & National Security

Immigration & the American Dream

Using Media & Technology in Building Peace

1:00PM - 2:15 PM

Luncheon Plenary
The Arab Revolutions, Human Rights & The Obama Administration
Speaker: Aryeh Neier, President, Open Society Foundations

2:30PM - 4:00 PM

International Perspective on Obama Administration & Human Rights

Business & Human Rights in Conflict Zones

Treaty Ratification

The Media & Citizen Engagement on Human Rights

4:15PM - 5:45 AM

Human Rights in a Changing Middle East

Accountability for Past Policies & Practices -- Due to technical difficulties, this panel was not recorded. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Reproductive Rights, Sexuality & Public Policy

Transnational Advocacy Networks & e-Communication

Friday, April 29, 2011

American University Main Campus | 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, Northwest

9:30AM - 11:00 AM

America in the Americas

A Global "War on Terror?"

Revisiting Civil Rights as Human Rights

Raising Awareness Through Documentary Films

11:30AM - 1:15 PM

Luncheon Plenary
The Obama Administration & Human Rights at Home & Abroad

  • Adotei Akwei, Managing Director for Government Relations, Amnesty International USA
  • Lisa Crooms, Steering Committee Chair, Bringing Human Rights Home
  • Anthony Romero, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

1:45PM - 3:15 PM

Assessing US Engagement in Human Rights Bodies

Freedom of Expression in a Digital World

Economic Crisis & Human Rights

Handheld Human Rights for Digital Advocacy

3:45PM - 5:00 PM

Closing Plenary
An Emerging Civilian Protection Doctrine? Obama and the Responsibility to Protect
Speaker: John Prendergast, Co-Founder, Enough Project

About the Conference Videos

Thank you for joining us for this important discussion. Whether you were at the conference in person and unable to attend a panel of interest to you, or tuning in from the live web streams, we've posted videos of the conference panels. Not all of the panels were streamed live during the conference, so we're pleased to be able to offer you the opportunity to view them here.