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    United Nations Security Council on Aleppo

    John Ging, the operations director for the United Nations Humanitarian Affairs Coordination Office, delivered a report to the United Nations Security Council on the worsening humanitarian…

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    Humanitarianism in the Mid-18th Century

    Amanda Moniz talked about her book, From Empire to Humanity: The American Revolution and the Origins of Humanitarianism. She spoke about the motivations and charity work of mid-18th century…

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    Humanitarian Crises and Global Security

    Panelists discussed of the impact of humanitarian crises on the global security landscape. Speakers included National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Deputy Director Susan Gordon, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for…

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    State Department Fiscal Year 2017 Budget

    State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) officials testified at a Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee hearing on the United State’s human rights and…

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    Syrian Civil War

    The Hudson Institute hosted a discussion on the Syrian civil war, including U.S. policy toward the region and humanitarian concerns as the conflict entered its fifth year.

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    Secretary Kerry on Iran Nuclear Deal

    Secretary of State John Kerry announced in Vienna that Iran had met its obligations under the nuclear agreement reached in 2015 with the U.S., European Union and other world powers, and…

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    Combating World Hunger

    Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair was among the panelists at a discussion on ending world hunger hosted by the Newseum for the opening of their exhibit “40 Chances: Finding Hope in a…

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    Global Health Programs

    Elton John and Rick Warren were among the witnesses at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing on State Department global health programs. They focused on the ongoing fight against…

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    Child Sex Trafficking

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on child sex trafficking. The hearing outlined the details of a bipartisan investigation of online sex trafficking, specifically looking at the practices of…

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    Diplomatic Nominations

    Thomas Shannon and Laura Holgate testified on their respective nominations for undersecretary of state for political affairs and the U.S. representative to the International Atomic Energy Agency…

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    Seeds of Destiny

    This 1946 Academy Award-winning short U.S. Army film depicts the crisis of millions of refugees and orphans at the end of World War II. Showing many graphic scenes of traumatized, hungry,…

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    Military Operations in Afghanistan

    General John Campbell, commander of U.S. Forces - Afghanistan, testified on U.S. operations in Afghanistan. Topics included the Doctors Without Borders in Kundhz hospital that was hit in a…

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    Hospital Bombing in Afghanistan

    General John Campbell, commander of the Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan, spoke to reporters about U.S. efforts to support Afghan forces fend off a Taliban attack in which a Doctors…

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    Combating World Hunger, Introduction

    Jeffrey Herbst introduced a special program to open the Newseum’s exhibit, “40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World - The Photography of Howard G. Buffett.” The program opened a video…

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    State Department Daily Briefing

    U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power spoke at the beginning of the daily State Department briefing about the new “Free the 20” campaign to bring attention to the cases of 20…

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    Herbert Hoover and World War I Humanitarian Aid

    Panelists talked about the history of the Commission for Relief in Belgium, including Herbert Hoover’s involvement and its effect on current humanitarian aid expectations. Prior to serving…

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    Humanitarian Aid to Syria

    Witnesses testified at a House Foreign Affairs joint subcommittee hearing on Syria’s humanitarian crisis. Officials with the State Department and USAID said that while monetary aid was…

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    Newsmakers with Rajiv Shah

    U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah talked about the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in Western Africa. Congress was being asked to appropriate…

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    Humanitarian Situation in Gaza

    Jan Eliasson and John Ging spoke to reporters on the military conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. United Nations Deputy Secretary General Eliasson condemned the bombing of a U.N.-run school in…

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    U.S. Customs and Border Protection

    Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske talked about the U.S. Customs and Border Protection service and the future of U.S.-Mexico border security. He pledged a more transparent and open border patrol agency. Topics included…

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