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    Syrian Civil War and Humanitarian Aid

    Former British Foreign Secretary David Miliband and former U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford talked about humanitarian efforts in Syria. Mr. Miliband urged members of the United…

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    Q&A with Ibis Sánchez-Serrano

    Ibis Sánchez-Serrano talked about his book, The World’s Health Care Crisis., on the problems of pharmaceutical companies and their effect on the world. He explained how the…

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    Book Discussion on Chasing Chaos

    Jessica Alexander talked about her book, Chasing Chaos: My Decade In and Out of Humanitarian Aid, in which she shares her experiences working for international aid agencies in Rwanda,…

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    Humanitarian Situation in Syria

    Neal Keny-Guyer spoke about the humanitarian situation resulting from the Syrian civil war. The United Nations estimated there would be more than 3 million refugees from the war by…

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    Humanitarian Aid in Syria

    Valerie Amos spoke by video link from Beirut, Lebanon, about the humanitarian crisis going on in Syria and neighboring countries. She said the United Nations was looking at contingency…

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    Carol Bellamy on Education in Conflict Zones

    Carol Bellamy, former executive director of UNICEF, talked about education in conflict zones.
    This was a brief portion of her remarks during a plenary session of the United States Agency for…

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    Gene Sperling at Global Education Summit

    Gene Sperling talked about the challenges involved with providing education services for children in conflict zones, including the lack of education for girls in Afghanistan. He also…

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    Architectural Responses to Humanitarian Crises

    Cameron Sinclair, co-founder of Architecture for Humanity, talked about his organization’s efforts to provide sustainable buildings and reconstruction projects after humanitarian…

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    Haitian Politics and International Aid Efforts

    Panelists talked about the current political system in Haiti and the effectiveness of international aid following the January 12, 2010, earthquake. Jonathan Katz, the only full-time…

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    Q&A with Medea Benjamin

    This week on Q & A, our guest is author and co-founder of CODEPINK, Medea Benjamin.  She discusses her new book, Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control, and explains why she believes…

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    Luis CdeBaca at Anti-Human Trafficking Symposium

    Ambassador Luis CdeBaca, ambassador at large for the State Department’s U.S. Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons, spoke about human trafficking.
    This was part of the…

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    Panel on Human Trafficking Prevention and Prosecution

    Officials from various government departments spoke about human trafficking. Panelists agreed that the chief aid in fighting human trafficking is through partnering with other federal…

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    Mira Sorvino at Anti-Human Trafficking Symposium

    Actress Mira Sorvino, a United Nations goodwill ambassador on human trafficking, spoke about her experiences, the changes in perceptions of human trafficking, and problems in the treatment…

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    Tony West at Anti-Human Trafficking Symposium

    Acting Associate Attorney General Tony West spoke about human trafficking. He talked about the Justice Department’s efforts to prosecute sex and forced labor cases in U.S.…

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    Alice Hill at Anti-Human Trafficking Symposium

    Alice Hill, senior counselor to the secretary of homeland security, spoke about human trafficking.
    This was part of the “Anti-Human Trafficking Symposium: Transforming the…

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    John Morton at Anti-Human Trafficking Symposium

    John Morton spoke about human trafficking. He explained Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) victim approach to investigating trafficking crimes with the goal of rescuing…

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    Book Discussion on The Big Truck That Went By

    Correspondent Jonathan Katz talked about his book, The Big Truck That Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster, about the failure to rebuild the country even…

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    Book Discussion on No Time to Lose

    Peter Piot, who discovered the Ebola virus and has been on the front lines in the fight against AIDS, talked about his career. Dr. Piot, the founding executive director of the…

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    International Development and Relief Work

    Representatives from non-governmental organizations spoke about the future of international development and relief work. Among the topics they addressed were the impact of the recent…

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    Landmine Clearance and Weapons Destruction Report

    Secretary of State Clinton and Assistant Secretary Andrew Shapiro made remarks on the tenth edition of the “To Walk the Earth in Safety” report. The report featured a…

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