Lecture by Ambassador Federico Villegas
President of the United Nations Human Rights Council
Permanent Representative of Argentina to the United Nations Office, Geneva
Ambassador Villegas is the president of the United Nations Human Rights Council for 2022, which is made up of 47 States and is the highest UN body responsible for the promotion and protection of human rights. As Director General of Human Rights of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Argentina he coordinated the project with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights for the elaboration of the first National Plan against Discrimination and the establishment of the Center for Public Policies on Human Rights of Mercosur, and the International Center for Human Rights of UNESCO. He represented Argentina before the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) and the Global Action Against Mass Atrocities Crimes (GAAMAC).
Michael Cohen, Director, Observatory on Latin America OLA, The New School
Renée T. White, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, The New School
Santiago Villalba, Consul General at Consulate General and Promotion Center of Argentina in New New York
Ambassador Federico Villegas,President of the United Nations Human Rights Council, Permanent Representative of Argentina to the United Nations Office, Geneva
Peter Hoffman, Director of the Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs; Associate Professor of International Affairs, The New School
Audience members must show proof of a full COVID-19 vaccination series (and booster if eligible), ID, and remain masked at all times.
Thursday, April 21, 2022
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
UL 105 – Hoerle Lecture Hall
The New School University Center
63 5th Ave, New York, NY 10003