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  • CPB Commissioner Kevin McAleenan Testifies on Human Trafficking
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    Human Smuggling at the U.S. Southern Border

    Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Kevin McAleenan testified at a hearing on human smuggling at the U.S.-Mexico border. One day earlier, in a briefing on migration trends, Mr. McAleenan…

  • Human Rights Sanctions and Protecting Journalists
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    Human Rights Sanctions and Protecting Journalists

    Former State Department officials talked about protecting journalists around the world. Topics included the death of Saudi journalist and Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi and…

  • Jews and the Origins of International Human Rights
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    Jews and the Origins of International Human Rights

    Jewish history Professor James Loeffler talked about his book, Rooted Cosmopolitans: Jews and Human Rights in the Twentieth Century. In his talk, Professor Loeffler profiled two Jewish…

  • Washington Journal Haley Sweetland Edwards Discusses Global Migration Impacts
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    Haley Sweetland Edwards on Global Migration Impacts

    TIME Magazine’s Haley Sweetland Edwards discussed her special report looking at migration around the globe and how countries are responding. This program is part of a “Washington Journal”…

  • Washington Journal Bradley Myles Discusses Human Trafficking in US
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    Bradley Myles on Human Trafficking in U.S.

    Bradley Myles of Polaris discusses human trafficking in the U.S. during National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month.

  • President Trump Says He May Declare National Emergency If Shutdown Talks Fail
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    Anti-Human Trafficking Legislation

    President Trump spoke with reporters after signing legislation to combat human trafficking. Justice and Homeland Security officials, members of Congress, and others joined him for the signing in the…

  • Child Protection Policy
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    Child Protection Policy

    The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the Helsinki Commission, hosted a briefing on child protection programs. Among the speakers were representatives from…

  • House Panel Examines International Child Abduction
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    International Child Abduction

    A House Foreign Affairs subcommittee held a hearing to examine international child abduction. Subcommittee members heard from three parents who shared their personal stories of how their…

  • US Cold War Refugee Policy
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    U.S. Cold War Refugee Policy

    Historians Carl Bon Tempo and Maria Cristina Garcia outlined the evolution of refugee policy from the immediate post-war period through the Refugee Act of 1980, which amended several laws…

  • Senate Foreign Relations Committee Holds Hearing on US Policy Toward China
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    U.S. Policy Toward China

    State Department and USAID officials testified on the human rights situation in China. They voiced their concerns about the detention of ethnic and religious minority groups, the treatment…

  • Reel America emSeeds of Destinyem 1946
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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,…

  • Human Rights in North Korea
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    Human Rights in North Korea

    The Heritage Foundation hosted a discussion on human rights in North Korea and how the topic should be addressed in nuclear disarmament negotiations. Panelists cited ongoing violations in…

  • Washington Journal Sarah Pierce Discusses the US Asylum Process
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    Sarah Pierce on the U.S. Asylum Process

    Migration Policy Institute’s Sarah Pierce discusses the criteria for and process of seeking asylum in the U.S.

  • Economic impact of Migrants and Refugees
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    Economic impact of Migrants and Refugees

    Economic and migration experts talked about the economic impact of refugees and other migrants. William Kerr, a Harvard Business School professor, also discussed findings in a book he wrote on…

  • Catholic Church and Child Protection
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    Catholic Church and Child Protection

    Former leaders of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Child Protection Review Board discussed current investigations into possible sexual abuse and what reforms they recommend.

  • US Policy in Syria
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    U.S. Policy in Syria

    The Hudson Institute hosted a discussion on U.S. policy in Syria. Panelists include the representative for the Syrian Opposition Coalition to the United Nations and the former policy…

  • Refugee Resettlement Programs Part 1
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    Refugee Resettlement Programs, Part 1

    The Niskanen Center hosted an event in Washington, DC on refugee resettlement in the United States. The first panel focused on the history of accepting refugees and the foreign policy…

  • Refugee Resettlement Programs Part 2
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    Refugee Resettlement Programs, Part 2

    The Niskanen Center hosted a panel discussion in Washington, DC on refugee resettlement. This second panel centered on themes of community involvement and the history of U.S. leadership in…

  • Washington Journal Adam Bates Discusses the Trump Administrations Proposed Reduction of Refugee Admissions
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    Adam Bates on Refugee Admissions Reduction

    International Refugee Assistance Project’s Adam Bates talked about the Trump administration’s decision to reduce the number of refugees who can come to the U.S.

  • State Department Official Testifies on Developments in Ethiopia
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    Human Rights and Governance in Ethiopia

    The assistant secretary of state for African Affairs, foreign policy experts, and Ethiopian community leaders testified before a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on recent developments in…

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