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Leadership – Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor

Our bureau is led by an experienced team of public servants, dedicated to the U.S. mission of spreading democracy and respect for human rights globally. The biographies of each of our bureau's senior staff display the diversity of experience and expertise currently benefiting the U.S. cause of promoting freedom around the world.

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  • Peterson, Lisa Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
  • Busby, Scott Deputy Assistant Secretary Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
  • Le Mon, Christopher Deputy Assistant Secretary Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
  • McDonald, Kara Deputy Assistant Secretary Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
  • Stern, Jessica U.S. Special Envoy to Advance the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI+) Persons Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
  • Minkara, Sara Special Advisor on International Disability Rights Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
  • Cormier Smith, Desirée Special Representative for Racial Equity and Justice Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
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    Rodríguez, Kelly M. Fay Special Representative for International Labor Affairs Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor

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