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Guatemala & Gender Violence: Fueling Immigration?

Gabriela Rivera

Guatemala & Gender Violence: Fueling Immigration? Guatemalan human rights lawyer Gabriela Rivera discusses the current situation on human rights for women and children, child migrants, and how these issues are shaping immigration politics. Read More ››

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Theater from the Syrian Conflict: "A Chance Encounter" by Mohammed Al-Attar

A Chance Encounter by Mohammed Al-AttarWith Syrian playwright Mohammad Al-Attar's short play, A Chance Encounter, Boom Arts invites us to glimpse the human side of the current Syrian conflict. Read More ››

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Is Democracy in Decline?

Larry Diamond

Is Democracy in Decline? Larry Diamond, a leading contemporary scholar of democracy studies, discusses the current state of democratic progress throughout the world, and lays out strategic principles for nurturing and advancing global democracy. Read More ››

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THERE WAS AND THERE WAS NOT: A Journey Through Hate and Possibility in Turkey, Armenia, and Beyond

Meline Toumani's "There Was and There Was Not" is both a transformative and controversial reflection on the complex forces of ethnicity, nationality and history that shape one’s sense of self and foster, threaten or fray the fragile tapestry of community. Read More ››

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Killing in the Name of Identity

Vamik Volkan

Killing in the Name of Identity“Why do they hate us so?” Vamik Volkan (Nobel Peace Prize nominee and internationally renowned political psychologist) explores the we-they riddle and the relationship between large-group identities and conflict, trauma and its aftermath. Read More ››