Ambassador (ret.) Keith Harper

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Ambassador (ret.) Keith M. Harper (@AmbHarper) is a Partner and Co-Chair of the Human Rights & Global Strategies Practice at Jenner & Block, a Senior Fellow at the Brown University Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, and former United States Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the U.N. Human Rights Council (2014-2017). From 2010 to 2014, he served as Commissioner on the President’s Commission on White House Fellows. He has taught law as an adjunct at both American University Washington College of Law and Catholic University Columbus School of Law. Ambassador Harper is a graduate of NYU School of Law where he was a Articles and Note editor of the Journal of International Law & Politics and Fellow of the Center of International Studies as well as a Root-Tilden-Snow Scholar. Ambassador Harper received his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.  He clerked for Lawrence W. Pierce on the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit.  In April 2022 he was appointed an Independent Expert on the U.N. Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues for a three-year term commencing in January 1, 2023.

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