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 (  

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