Andrei Sakharov
From Left to Right: Roberta Cohen and Jerome J. Shestack (ILHR Chair) with Nobel Laureate Andrei Sakharov and Translator (during Sakharov’s visit to the U.S. in 1988).
Roger Nash
Roberta Cohen with Roger Baldwin, founder of the ACLU and the International League for Human Rights, 1970’s.
Valery Chalidze
Roberta Cohen with former Soviet dissident Valery Chalidze, founder Moscow Human Rights Committee, in Washington D.C. late 1970’s.
Roberta Cohen with Secretary of State Edmund Muskie, Asst. Sec of State for Human Rights Patt Derian, and Human Rights Bureau senior staff, 1981.
Human Rights Bureau State Dept. 1980
Center for International Policy, 1981, Caleb Rossiter, author
With Nobel Peace Laureate Adolfo Perez Esquivel (of Argentina) in center, 1980 at State Department. To left of him – Patt Derian – Asst. Secy, Terry Rusch, Roberta Cohen – Dep. Asst. Secy, Robert Jacobs…
Reunion with Patt Derian, 1989, International Human Rights Law Group dinner in her honor, from right to left – Roberta Cohen, Michele Bova, Mary Hanley, Charles Salmon, Millard Arnold, from left to right – Fariborz Fatemi, Jonathan Silverstone, Marilyn Zak
Roberta Cohen (Korn) receiving USIA Superior Honor Award for her work in Ethiopia — from USIA Africa Director John Clingerman, Nairobi, 1985. On the photo, Clingerman wrote: “To the best PAO [public affairs officer] in Africa.”
With U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees
Roberta Cohen and Amb. David Korn (her husband) with U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Sadako Ogata, mid 1990’s.
Grawemeyer Awards 2
Roberta Cohen and Francis M. Deng receiving the Grawemeyer Award for ideas improving world order, 2005.
Grawemeyer Awards 1
Roberta Cohen and Francis M. Deng at the Grawemeyer award ceremony, 2005.
Receiving Honorary Doctorate
Receiving Honorary Doctorate from the University of Bern (Switzerland) Law Faculty, 2006.
unhcr 50th anniversary
Addressing the Organization of African Unity about IDPs, 1998
Presenting HRNK Human Right’s Award to the U.N. Commission of Inquiry on human rights in the DPRK. (From Right to Left: Justice Michael Kirby – COI Chair, Roberta Cohen – HRNK Co-Chair, Greg Scarlatoiu – HRNK Executive Director, Marzuki Darusman – COI Member, Sonja Biserko – COI Member), 2015
Roberta Cohen with Justice Michael Kirby – Chair of UN Commission of Inquiry, Robert King – U.S. Special Envoy for Human Rights in North Korea, and Amanda Schnetzer – Founding Director of the Human Freedom Initiative at the George W. Bush Institute, 2015.
Roberta Cohen with Justice Michael Kirby at Council on Foreign Relations seminar on North Korea, 2016. (From right to left: John Fox, Roberta Cohen, Justice Michael Kirby, Greg Scarlatoiu, and Naomi Kikoler)
Roberta Cohen receiving award at HRNK’s 20th anniversary gala (at right David Hawk and Courtland Robinson; at left Katy Oh), October 20, 2021
With Jeevan Thiagaragah, Director of Sri Lankan civil society group, CHA, engaged with humanitarian issues and IDPs.
With Julia Kharashvili, President of IDP Women’s Association, Georgia.
Roberta Cohen with class on Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) at Washington College of Law, American University, 2014.
Speaking on North Korea at CSIS, 2019.
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Testifying on North Korea at Hearing of House Foreign Affairs Committee Tom Lantos Commission on Human Rights, 2018.
Moderator at National Endowment for Democracy (NED) panel on North Korea, 2018.
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Speaking at Brookings on the Humanitarian consequences of war on the Korean Peninsula, 2018.
Introducing Thae Yong-ho, former North Korean senior official, on his first visit to the US, CSIS, 2017.
Speaking at NYU Law School on International Human Rights: North Korea, China and the UN, November 11, 2014.
With North Korean former political prisoner Kang Chol-hwan, co-author of Aquariums of Pyongyang, 2016.
With North Korean defector Ji Seong-ho who was a special guest at the Presidential State of the Union in 2018 and elected to the National Assembly of South Korea in 2020.
Attending the march in defense of refugees and immigrants  at Lafayette Square, Washington D.C., 2017.