Q&A with Katrina Lantos Swett

Katrina Lantos Swett talked about the Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice, and her late father, Representative Tom Lantos… read more

Katrina Lantos Swett talked about the Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice, and her late father, Representative Tom Lantos (D-CA), who founded the bipartisan Congressional Human Rights Caucus. She told the story of her parents' escape from German labor camps and eventual immigration to the U.S. from Hungary. Other topics included her concerns over Russian leadership pulling the country away from democracy, and her admiration for the Dalai Lama’s contributions to human rights. She discussed her failed campaign to represent New Hampshire’s 2nd Congressional district in 2010, her husband Richard Swett’s service as ambassador to Denmark and representation of New Hampshire’s 2nd district for two terms, and raising seven children.

Katrina Lantos Swett teaches foreign policy at Tufts University. She received her undergraduate degree from Yale University, her J.D. from the University of California, and her Ph.D. in History from the University of Southern Denmark. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Apr 15, 2012
Last Aired:
Apr 16, 2012

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  • Apr 15, 2012 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 15, 2012 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Apr 16, 2012 | 5:00am EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Apr 16, 2012 | 5:52am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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