Mark P. Lagon

Ambassador Mark P. Lagon is the Chief Policy Officer of Friends of the Global Fight Against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and also a Centennial Fellow and Distinguished Senior Scholar in the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He is a leading authority and practitioner on human trafficking and migration, having served as U.S. Ambassador-At-Large and Director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at the Department of State; as Executive Director and CEO of Polaris, a leading U.S. nonprofit on human trafficking operating the main hotline for the U.S. Government; and as founding member of the board of the Global Business Coalition Against Human Trafficking (gBCAT.org).  

Much of Ambassador Lagon's work has focused on human rights, humanitarian affairs, and multilateral institutions in also previously serving as President of Freedom House; Professor of the Practice of International Affairs, and Global Politics and Security Chair for the Master of Science in Foreign Service Program at Georgetown; Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs as well as Member of the Policy Planning Staff at the Department of State; Senior Professional Staff Member at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; and co-editor of the book Human Dignity and the Future of Global Institutions (2014).

Ambassador Lagon can be reached by email here