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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 practice-oriented nonprofit research organization that supports the realization of fundamental rights and freedoms of the most vulnerable people in conflict-affected areas. Heartland works from the premise that it is in conflict-affected areas, characterized by widespread human rights abuses and violations of national or international law, where salient risks for communities most often translate into material risks for companies and their investors. Through research, analysis, and consultative services, Heartland works with partners to manage the heightened risk of business activities and investments in conflict-affected areas by crafting policies that prevent and address negative impacts on human rights. Prior to co-founding Heartland, Sam served as Associate Director of the Human Rights Program at The Carter Center, which included mining transparency and human rights programming in Democratic Republic of Congo. Sam previously managed community development programs in Iraq and Jordan and led assessment missions to the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Lebanon, and Afghanistan for Counterpart International. 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