IRC Among Organizers of High-level Human Rights Forum in Washington
More than a dozen political leaders and heads of non-governmental organizations gathered in
The forum, Uncommon Leadership for Common Values, featured panel discussions that explored the idea that political unity can lead to effective measures to halt genocide, aid refugees and the internally displaced, end human trafficking and promote religious liberty.
George Rupp, the International Rescue Committee's president, moderated a panel discussion on addressing the needs of the world's uprooted populations. The panelists included former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Congressman Frank Wolf (R-Virginia).
Other conference speakers included Senator Hilary Rodham Clinton (D-New York), Senator Sam Brownback (R-Kansas) and General Wesley Clark, former Supreme Allied Commander, NATO.
Read IRC's vice president of government relations Anne Richard's impressions of the conference on the IRC Blog.