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    Civil and Human Rights

    Scholars and activists talked about civil and human rights. It was the first in a series of conversations around the nation on rights and justice hosted by the National Archvies. “Civil Rights: Then and Now,” was…

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    Human Rights and the Roosevelts

    Professor Elizabeth Borgwardt talked about Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and their commitment to human rights, focusing on the importance of the Atlantic Charter as part of President Roosevelt’s “Grand…

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    Stephen Dinan on Syrian Refugees in the U.S.

    Stephen Dinan talked about the Obama administration’s policy on admitting Syrian refugees, including total numbers admitted, expected approvals in the coming months, and issues surrounding…

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    War Crimes in Syria

    Panelists talked about potential legal repercussions for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who was accused of committing war crimes against citizens of Syria as he attempted to maintain his power…

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    International Religious Freedom Report

    Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken released the 2015 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom. The report details the current state of religious freedom and tolerance around the world.…

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    Immigration and Asylum Detention Policies

    Panelists talked about the removal and detention of refugees seeking asylum in the U.S. A report released by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom and Human Rights First…

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    Freed People's Refugee Camps

    Professor Abigail Cooper talked about what life would have been like in freed people’s refugee camps during and after the Civil War. Professor Cooper spoke at “Reconstruction and the Legacy of…

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    Refugee Crisis in Europe, Part 2

    Academics and a German diplomat to the U.S. were speakers at a discussion on the refugee crisis in Europe. They talked about the challenges of quickly taking on and assimilating millions of…

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    Refugee Crisis in Europe, Part 1

    Karen Adams 2016-06-14 09:17:53 update abstract Two academics whose focus is on international migration talked about the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe. They talked about the causes of…

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    2016 Trafficking in Persons Report

    Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to reporters about the 2015 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, which evaluates the efforts of countries around the world to fight slavery. Thailand was removed…

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    Child Sex Trafficking

    Jill Steinberg, with the Justice Department, and the Government Accountability Office’s Greta Goodwin testified at a hearing on the implementation of the Justice for Victims of Trafficking…

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    Asylum Law in the United States

    Renee Redman talked about the history of Asylum Law in the United States. She argued that prior to the Refugee Act of 1980, the application process for asylum or refugee status was based on foreign policy rather…

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    Trafficking in Persons Report and State Department Briefing

    Susan Coppedge spoke to reporters about the the annual Trafficking in Persons Report, which examines foreign governments' anti-trafficking efforts. Afterward, John Kirby responded to…

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    U.S. Policy Toward Russia

    Officials from the Departments of State and Defense as well as a Russian pro-democracy activist were among the witnesses who testified on U.S. policy toward Russia. The hearing focused on…

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    Black Mountain Institute Asylum Program

    Joshua Wolf Shenk talked about the Black Mountain Institute’s City of Asylum program. Founded in 2001, City of Asylum Las Vegas was one of the first program to offer a safe have to writers facing censorship,…

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    Evacuation of Civilians

    This 1945 U.S. Army training film instructs soldiers and military police on how to protect, care for, and process refugees during World War II.

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    Political Prisoners in Vietnam

    Vu Minh Khanh, wife of imprisoned human rights attorney Nguyen Van Dai, testified at a hearing on political prisoners in Vietnam. Nguyen Van Dai was detained by the Vietnamese government in December 2015 on…

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    Syrian Refugees in the U.S.

    Activists and refugees shared their experiences in Syria, as well as the challenges faced by migrants seeking asylum in the U.S. Other speakers included the State Department’s representative for refugees and…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest answered several questions on the White House directive on transgender students and school bathroom. He told reporters that the guidance does not add additional requirements to…

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    Human Rights in North Korea

    South Korean, Japanese, and U.S. State Department officials talked about human rights abuses in North Korea. They discussed trilateral efforts by all three nations, China’s influence on North Korea, the…

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