The Arthur C. Helton Memorial Lecture

About the Lectureship Series

The Arthur C. Helton Memorial Lecture was established by CFR and the family of Arthur C. Helton, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations who died in the August 2003 bombing of the UN headquarters in Baghdad. The Helton Lectureship is an annual event at which one or more speakers address pressing issues in the broad field of human rights and humanitarian concerns. To find out more about supporting CFR, click here.

Arthur C. Helton (1949–2003)

Arthur C. Helton, a respected lawyer and human rights activist, devoted his life to improving the lives of others. He was director of peace and conflict studies and senior fellow for refugee studies and preventive action at CFR. He was also an adjunct professor at Columbia Law School. Prior to joining CFR in 1999, he founded and directed the Forced Migration Project at the Open Society Institute and directed the Refugee Project at the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights.

Events

Middle East and North Africa

Experts discuss efforts to assist refugees displaced from the migrant crisis in the Middle East.

Global

UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres discusses the current state of the world's refugees. Related readings:Protocol to the UN Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees

Global

5:30 – 6:00 p.m. Reception6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Meeting7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception

Global

5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Reception6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Meeting7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception