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The Fight for Civil Liberties and Human Rights

Date & Time

Sep. 20, 2022
9:40am – 10:00am ET


Concordia Annual Summit, Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel


As many parts of the world continue to experience increased oppression, authoritarianism, and growing populist trends, the fight to protect fundamental human rights and promote civil liberties is as critical as ever. Individual freedoms, access to effective remedy, and accountability for violations are central tenets in the functioning of all contemporary societies, yet governments (bearing primary responsibility in upholding this framework) are often the leading perpetrators of such abuses.

This timely panel, featuring policy experts, prominent rights activists, and public officials,  shared perspectives from different regions, culminating in the collective importance of fighting for peace, equality, and freedom.


Image - Leopoldo López

Leopoldo López

Public Policy Fellow;
National Coordinator of the Voluntad Popular political party, Venezuela    
Kenneth Roth

Kenneth Roth

Former Executive Director, Human Rights Watch
Masih Alinejad

Masih Alinejad

Journalist, Author, Women’s Rights Activist & Founder, United For Navid        
HD Ana Irene Delgado

HD Ana Irene Delgado

Senator, National Assembly of Panama    

Hosted By

Latin America Program

The Wilson Center’s prestigious Latin America Program provides non-partisan expertise to a broad community of decision makers in the United States and Latin America on critical policy issues facing the Hemisphere. The Program provides insightful and actionable research for policymakers, private sector leaders, journalists, and public intellectuals in the United States and Latin America. To bridge the gap between scholarship and policy action, it fosters new inquiry, sponsors high-level public and private meetings among multiple stakeholders, and explores policy options to improve outcomes for citizens throughout the Americas. Drawing on the Wilson Center’s strength as the nation’s key non-partisan policy forum, the Program serves as a trusted source of analysis and a vital point of contact between the worlds of scholarship and action.  Read more

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