Contesting Morality: Congress, Reagan, and Human Rights

Sponsored by the Georgetown Institute for Global History and the Mortara Center for International Studies.

Rasmus S. Søndergaard is a Carlsberg Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at Georgetown University. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Southern Denmark (2017) and has been a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley and a Congressional Fellow in the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee. His research on human rights and democracy promotion in U.S. foreign relations has been published in Diplomacy and Statecraft, American Studies in Scandinavia, and Passport: The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations Review as well as edited volumes by Palgrave Macmillan and the University Press of Kentucky. He is currently working on a book manuscript examining the contestation between the Reagan administration and members of Congress over the role of human rights in U.S. foreign policy in the 1980s.

Tuesday, January 15 at 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Mortara Building, Boardroom
3600 N St., N.W., Washington

Event Type

Academic Events


Students, Faculty/Staff, Public


Georgetown College, History


Rasmus Søndergaard

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