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.

  •  December 8, 2015 
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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