Ted Piccone Getting Real on Human Rights at the U.N.

Ted Piccone
Washington, DC

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Ted Piccone
Deputy Director Foreign Policy
Brookings Institution
Ted Piccone is a foreign policy and legal expert focusing on issues of U.S. foreign policy, Latin American politics, democracy, human rights, and multilateral affairs.
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Ted Piccone is a Senior Fellow and Deputy Director for Foreign Policy at Brookings. Piccone specializes in U.S.-Latin American relations; global democracy and human rights; and multilateral affairs.

Piccone serves as an advisor to the Club of Madrid and has served on the National Security Council, at the State Department and Pentagon.

Past Positions
Executive Director, Democracy Coalition Project (2001-2008); Senior Advisor and Washington Office Director, Club of Madrid (2003-2008); Associate Director, Policy Planning, State Department (1998-2001); Director, Inter-American Affairs, National Security Council (1996-98); Special Assistant, Office of the Secretary of Defense (1993-96); Counsel, UN Truth Commission for El Salvador (1992); Associate, Schnader, Harrison, Segal & Lewis (1991-93)

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Where does Latin America fall on the Obama administration agenda
The Obama administration can't afford to ignore Latin America's pressing problems including drugs and violence.
Recent Publications/Appearances


January 17, 2013  Brookings "MEMORANDUM TO THE PRESIDENT - Opening to Havana"

July 6, 2012 The Huffington Post "Ted Piccone Getting Real on Human Rights at the U.N."

April 13, 2012 CNN "Cuba, drugs debated ahead of Obama's historic trip to Colombia"

January 8, 2012 Bloomberg "Ahmadinejad Woos Allies in Latin America"

October 2011 Brookings "Do New Democracies Support Democracy?: The Multilateral Dimension"

October 25, 2011 Brookings "The U.S. Government's Relationship with the United Nations Human Rights Council"

September 21, 2011 POLITICO "Obama faces delicate mission at U.N."

September 15, 2011 The Observer News "Past lessons, future challenges"

August, 6 2011 ABA Journal "Libya’s Ouster from Human Rights Council Shows Benefits of US Participation, Panelists Say"

March 18, 2011 National Journal "Obama Visits Latin America"

March 18, 2011 USA Today "Obama's foreign trip to focus on U.S. jobs"

March 16, 2011 Politico "On trip, room for Mideast speech"

Jan 31, 2011 Sun Sentinel "Ted Piccone: To effect change in Havana, support the Cuban people"

Jan 24, 2011 Inter Press Service "Report Condemns Widespread Tolerance for Torturers"

Jan 14, 2011 Politico "Barack Obama to ease Cuba travel rules"

Sept 27, 2010 Newsweek "Cuba Lowers Its Guard"

Aug 6, 2010 Bloomberg "Obama Said to Consider Easing Educational Travel to Cuba"

2009 Will Obama retreat on Democracy inn Latin America?

2008 Democracies: In a League of their Own?


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