A Luncheon Address by the Honorable Mark Lagon, U.S. Department of State.
Comments and introduction by Michael Horowitz of the Hudson Institute.
Michael J. Horowitz is director of Hudson Institute's Project for Civil Justice Reform and Project for International Religious Liberty. He served as general counsel for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) from 1981 to 1985, and as an associate professor of law at the University of Mississippi from 1965 to 1967. Horowitz has maintained a private law practice since 1967.
Horowitz has been an adjunct professor at Georgetown Law School, special counsel for the Committee on the Judicial Branch of the Judicial Conference of the United States, and special counsel to the National Council of Young Israel. He served as chairman of President Reagan's Domestic Policy Council on Federalism and was co-chairman of the Cabinet Council's Working Group on Legal/Tort Policy.
In addition to his domestic credentials, Horowitz also served as an advisor to the Czech, Slovak, and Bulgarian Academies of Science; was vice president of the Bulgarian American Friendship Society; Counsel and Trustee of Save Cambodia, Inc.; and a National Advisory Board Member of the Institute for Democracy in Vietnam
Mark P. Lagon
Mark P. Lagon is a Centennial Fellow and Distinguished Senior Scholar in the Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University and is the former president of Freedom House. From 2007 to 2009, he served as ambassador-at-large, directing the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at the U.S. Department of State. Lagon also served in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs at the U.S. Department of State as deputy assistant secretary. In this capacity, he had lead responsibility for United Nations-related human rights and humanitarian issues, UN reform, and outreach. Lagon also served as a member of the Secretary of State Colin Powell's policy planning staff, where he focused on the UN, democracy and human rights. Prior to that, was on the senior staff of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Mark Lagon, leader of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (TIP), responds to an audience member who asks what services are available to trafficking victims who are in the U.S. illegally.