• About Raymond A. Smith

    Raymond A. Smith is an adjunct assistant professor of political science at Columbia University and New York University as well as a senior fellow with the Progressive Policy Institute in Washington, D.C. He has written or co-authored numerous books, including most recently "Importing Democracy: Ideas from Around the World to Reform and Revitalize American Politics and Government." He is also the editor of a three-volumen book titled "Global HIV/AIDS Politics, Policy, and Activism: Persistent Challenges and Emerging Issues."

    Smith has an M.A. in international relations from Yale University and a Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University, with an emphasis on American politics.

    Keeping LGBT Rights Active on the UN Agenda

    by  • December 8, 2015 • WORLDVIEWS • 1 Comment

    Several major breakthroughs in the promotion of the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people have occurred through United Nations mechanisms. From the worldwide multimedia Free & Equal campaign to LGBT-related resolutions and reports in the Human Rights Council to the public support of such figures as UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon...

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