School of Foreign Service - Georgetown University
Today, student leaders, alongside Georgetown CLAS and McCourt School of Public Policy - Georgetown University, hosted H.E. Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and Former President of Chile, to discuss human rights and women's leadership in Latin America in the age of COVID-19. Responding to questions from moderator and CLAS Director Fr. Matthew Carnes, Bachelet explained the importance of recognizing that the pandemic had exacerbated the hardships faced by vulnerable groups — including women, Indigenous people, people of color and the poor — and outlined how her team is responding to the pandemic. She also took students' questions, sharing her recommendations for supporting social justice movements fighting for human rights in Latin America. SFS Dean Joel Hellman thanked Bachelet for her insights, saying she was an inspiration for Georgetown students committed to public service.
Thank you to student groups LAPA Georgetown, Georgetown Women in Public Policy Initiative and Georgetown Latin American Foreign Affairs Association for organizing this engaging and insightful event!