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  • Memorial Ceremony for Admiral Zumwalt
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    Memorial Ceremony for Admiral Zumwalt

    Participants paid tribute to the life and career of Admiral Zumwalt at a memorial service in the Chapel at the U.S. Naval Academy.

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  • National Security Panel 1
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    National Security Panel 1

    Secretary White talked about priority changes within the Defense Department. After his prepared remarks, he took questions from the audience. Then a panel speculated on whether the United States is…

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  • Trade and Investment in Eastern Europe
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    Trade and Investment in Eastern Europe

    Speakers discussed methods of increasing trade and investment in Central and Eastern Europe. Their focus was on actions Western nations can take to capitalize on changes taking place there.

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  • US Foreign Policy
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    U.S. Foreign Policy

    Foreign policy experts discussed Clinton administration’s foreign policy situations. They analyzed the “Clinton Doctrine” of foreign policy objectives and the need for a coherent post-Cold…

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  • Human Rights and National Security
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    Human Rights and National Security

    Richard Schifter, the former Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights, spoke on American foreign policy and human rights at a breakfast meeting of the American Bar Association. He reflected…

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  • US Human Rights Policy
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    U.S. Human Rights Policy

    The committee examined U.S. human rights policy and the State Department’s annual report on world human rights conditions. The report studies human rights abuses in all the countries of the…

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  • Israeli Loan Guarantees
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    Israeli Loan Guarantees

    Mr. Schifter talked about the growing problem of anti-semitism in Europe. He discussed the need for Israel to provide a home to the Jews in Europe. He also talked about the need for loan…

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  • Legal Issues and the Persian Gulf War
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    Legal Issues and the Persian Gulf War

    The American Bar Association’s conference looked at various aspects of the Persian Gulf war, including the establishment of war crimes tribunals, human rights violates, and the peace movement.…

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  • Human Rights in the Gulf Crisis
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    Human Rights in the Gulf Crisis

    The panelists discussed the relationship of human rights and laws in relation to armed conflict, particularly the current Persian Gulf war. They also spoke on general human rights issues,…

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  • State Department Symposium on Human Rights
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    State Department Symposium on Human Rights

    The Annual State Department Symposium on Human Rights examined the human rights conditions around the world, on Human Rights Day, 1990.

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  • Recent Developments in the West Bank
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    Recent Developments in the West Bank

    The Europe and the Middle East Subcommittee and the Human Rights and International Organizations Subcommittee held a joint hearing to take testimony from administration officials, human…

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  • Human Rights in the Soviet Union
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    Human Rights in the Soviet Union

    The assistant secretary of state discussed human rights changes in the Soviet Union under perestroika.

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  • US Human Rights Policy
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    U.S. Human Rights Policy

    The subcommittee met to hear testimony from the State Department concerning the reports on human rights practices for 1989 and to discuss the U.S. human rights policy.

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  • Reforms in Eastern Europe
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    Reforms in Eastern Europe

    The subcommittee hears from various witnesses about the pace of democratic reforms and the status of human rights in eastern Europe, focusing on the Soviet satellite states of Poland,…

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  • Human Rights in Iran
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    Human Rights in Iran

    The subcommittee held a hearing on human rights in Iran in response to allegations of discrimination against the Baha’i religious community. This video includes the original advertisements…

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  • West Bank  Gaza Strip Update
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    West Bank & Gaza Strip Update

    The subcommittee heard testimony on the First Intifada, a Palestinian uprising in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, and East Jerusalem that began in December of 1987.

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  • US Soviet Summit News Briefing
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    U.S. Soviet Summit News Briefing

    Press Secretary Martin Fitzwater addressed the reporters gathered at Commerce Department on how the process of press briefings during the course of the summit would occur. Other…

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  • Ethiopia Update
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    Ethiopia Update

    The witnesses talked about the current state of Ethiopia, especially in the area of human rights. Due to technical difficulties, the last hour of the program is omitted.

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