USAID to Host Panel on LGBT Human Rights

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will host a Pride Month panel promoting rights for LGBT persons around the world. The panel will be held June 21, 2011, and will precede remarks by USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah.


The conference will discuss how USAID’s partnership with the international community can best respond to historic opportunities to promote democracy, human rights and governance around the world.

June 21 â?? Day 2

11:00 Panel: “Promoting the Rights of Women, the Disabled, and the LGBT Community”


  • Mark Bromley, Chair, Council for Global Equality
  • Michael Stein, Professor, College of William & Mary Law School; and Executive
  • Director, Harvard Project on Disability, Harvard Law School
  • Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo, Coordinator, Office of Disability and Inclusive Development, USAID
  • Lisa VeneKlasen, Executive Director, JASS (Just Associates)
  • Moderator: Carla Koppell, USAID

2:00 Address to All Participants: Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator, USAID

Panelists will be available for in-person and telephone interviews beginning June 16. For more information, please contact Drew Bailey, USAID Press Officer at 202-712-0961 or

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