Robert A. Destro

Founding Director of the Interdisciplinary Program in Law & Religion at Catholic University of America - Columbus School of Law

Robert A. Destro

Robert A. Destro

Founding Director of the Interdisciplinary Program in Law & Religion at Catholic University of America - Columbus School of Law

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Robert Destro serves as Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, DC. He has a long history as a human rights advocate and civil rights attorney with expertise in elections, employment, and constitutional law. Assistant Secretary Destro has been on the faculty at Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law since 1982 and served as its Interim Dean from 1999 to 2001, as well as founding director of the Institute for Policy Research and Catholic Studies. He previously served a six-year term as a Commissioner on the United States Commission on Civil Rights. His legal work includes collaboration with the Peace Research Institute Oslo in a fifteen-year dialogue among Muslim, Christian, and Jewish legal, business, and religious leaders in the United States and the Middle East and efforts promoting the release of political prisoners and prisoners of conscience in the Middle East. He has also served as voting rights counsel for the Ohio Secretary of State and advocated for the First Amendment rights of individuals and organizations. He earned a B.A. from Miami University, Ohio, and a J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. He is an active member of the Bar in Ohio and California.

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United States Department of State

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Vice Chairman at Catholic University of America - Columbus School of Law

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Director, Summer Law Program in Rome at Catholic University of America - Columbus School of Law

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Acting Senior Management Analyst, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Defense Trade Controls, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls at United States Department of State

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Senior Foreign Affairs Officer & Team Leader, Regional Affairs & Analysis, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls at United States Department of State

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Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues, European & Eurasian Bureau at United States Department of State

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Techwomen Impact Advisor at United States Department of State

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Former Governor of Washington

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Partner at Dechert LLP

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Minister-Counselor at United States Department of State

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Senior Fellow Emeritus at Kolb Foundation

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Robert A. Destro
Founding Director of the Interdisciplinary Program in Law & Religion at Catholic University of America - Columbus School of Law
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Assistant Secretary Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights & Labor
2019 - Current

The United States Department of State, often referred to as the State Department, is the United States federal executive department responsible for international relations of the United States. The Department was created in 1789 and was the first executive department established.

Founding Director of the Interdisciplinary Program in Law & Religion
Current

The Columbus School of Law, also known as CUA Law, is the law school of The Catholic University of America, in Washington, D.C. The law school was established in 1897. Its name comes from ties to The Knights of Columbus.

Special Counsel for Voting Rights
2004 - 2006
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BELMONT ABBEY COLLEGE OFFERS BACCALAUREATE LEVEL EDUCATION IN HUMANITIES, NATURAL SCIENCES, SOCIAL SCIENCES, AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES.

Commissioner
1983 - 1989

U.S. Commission on Civil Rights informs the development of national civil rights policy and enhance enforcement of civil rights laws.

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