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Mark P. Lagon  

Adjunct Senior Fellow for Human Rights

Mark P. Lagon is adjunct senior fellow for human rights at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).

He also serves as the chair of the international relations and security concentration in the Georgetown University master of science in foreign service program, teaching multilateral politics and the ethics of international relations.

Dr. Lagon was U.S. ambassador-at-large, directing the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at the U.S. Department of State, from 2007 to 2009. Previously, he served in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs at the U.S. Department of State as deputy assistant secretary, with lead responsibility for UN reform, human rights and humanitarian issues, and outreach; as a member of the Secretary of State Colin Powell's policy planning staff, focused on the United Nations and democracy and human rights; and on the senior staff of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, with responsibility including the United Nations, human rights, and the State Department authorization bill.

He is author of the book, The Reagan Doctrine: Sources of American Conduct in the Cold War's Last Chapter. He has an AB magna cum laude in government from Harvard University and a PhD in government from Georgetown University.

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