Being Smart About Abolition

If you talk to people who are passionate about combating human trafficking, they will likely tell you they are “abolitionists,” and that this movement is working towards eradicating modern-day slavery.  If “abolition” is our ultimate goal then I think it is important for us to define what we mean.  What will it take to [...]

In Memory of Kenneth Bacon

Kenneth Bacon in Cambodia, 2004. Courtesy of Refugees International.

The world lost a leading humanitarian advocate with the passing of Kenneth Bacon, President of Refugees International. Ken was a source of hope and support for millions of refugees and other victims of conflict.  He was steadfast in upholding principles of humanitarian protection and assistance.

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Lessons from Kunta Kinte

If Alex Haley were alive today, he would be celebrating his 88th birthday this week. Famous author of Roots: The Saga of an American Family, Haley went back seven generations in his family to tell the story of Kunta Kinte, a young man captured in Gambia and sold as a slave in [...]

“And Now We Stand Here, Home and Free”

Welcome home Laura Ling and Euna Lee!

After almost five months of imprisonment in North Korea, American journalists Ling and Lee have finally returned home to California. It’s hard to hold back the tears as you watch them reunite with their families.

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