Mark P. Lagon, Ph.D. | Center for Victims of Torture

Mark P. Lagon, Ph.D.

National Advisory Council Member

President, Freedom House (Present)
Chair for Global Politics and Security, MSFS Program, Georgetown University (2010 – 2014)
Executive Director and CEO, Polaris Project (2009 – 2010)
Ambassador, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, U.S. Department of State (2007 – 2009)
Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs (2004 – 2007)


We heal victims of torture through unique services and professional care worldwide.

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We strengthen partners who heal torture survivors and work to prevent torture.

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We advocate for the protection & care of torture survivors and an end to torture.

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