Author profile: Elise Carlson-Rainer

Elise Carlson-Rainer is a former Foreign Affairs Officer in the U.S. Department of State in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor; she worked to create and implement human rights policy in North Africa and Gulf countries. She is currently a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Washington, Jackson School of International Studies. She specializes in Swedish and U.S. politics, human rights foreign policy, and LGBT rights.

LGBT Pride: Marching on the Front Lines

Elise Carlson-Rainer • Jul 1 2015 • Articles

Pride events remain a critical moment of visibility of the LGBT movement. But the global movement will continue to progress and create new alliances for gaining equality.

Review – Debating Human Rights

Elise Carlson-Rainer • Jun 15 2015 • Features

Chong addresses the complexities of universal human rights and presents contemporary debates that are excellent springboard into the much contested rights discourse.

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