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Welcome to the Official Schedule for RightsCon 2019, the world’s leading summit on human rights in the digital age.

Together at RightsCon Tunis, our first summit hosted in the Middle East and North Africa, more than 2500 expert practitioners will come together across over 400 sessions to shape, contribute to, and drive forward the global agenda for the future of our human rights.

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Samuel B. Jones

Heartland Initiative
Florida, USA
Sam Jones is President and Co-founder of Heartland Initiative, a nonprofit practice-based research organization that promotes the fundamental rights and freedoms of people in conflict-affected and high-risk areas (CAHRA). Through tailored learning services, Heartland works with stakeholders (e.g., investors, civil society, companies) to develop solutions that simultaneously prevent and mitigate human rights harms while managing the heightened legal, reputational, and financial risks faced by companies and investors in CAHRA. Before co-founding the Heartland Initiative, Sam worked as Associate Director of the Human Rights Program at The Carter Center (TCC), during which time he managed TCC’s programs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, including advancing accountability for corporate human rights harms in the industrial extractives sector. Sam previously worked as the regional representative for Asia/Near East for Counterpart International, where he managed programs in Iraq and Jordan focused on community mobilization and infrastructure development and led emergency assessment missions to the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Lebanon, and Afghanistan. Sam also worked for American Near East Refugee Aid in the Gaza Strip. He earned his master’s degree in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from American University’s School of International Service. Sam is a native of western North Carolina and a graduate of the University of North Carolina-Asheville.

My Speakers Sessions

Wednesday, June 12

3:45pm BST