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Young Professionals in Human Rights: An Interview with Bano Fatima

Today I bring to you an interview with the young, passionate and accomplished Bano Fatima. Despite being just 22 years old, she has co-founded with her cousin, Nabila Kidwai, Weaver's Hut, a grassroots organization to help the weaver community in Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh. In September 2013, Bano was felicitated with the HP LIFE (Learning Initiative for Entrepreneurs) Entrepreneurship Award at the Global Citizen Festival in New York. She is currently pursuing her M.A. in Development Studies…

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Added by Neha Bhat on December 1, 2013 at 12:35pm — No Comments

Young Professionals in Human Rights: An Interview with Pubudu Sachithanandan

We resume our series of interviewing young professionals in the field of human rights with this extensive interview with Pubudu Sachithanandan who works for the International Criminal Court. 

Tell us a little about your educational…

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Added by Neha Bhat on August 19, 2013 at 7:03pm — No Comments

Amplify, Connect, Explore: UNHCR Innovation

This week, I bring to you an interview with Rocco Nuri, Communications Officer at UNHCR Nairobi, Kenya and a member of the recently launched UNHCR Innovation iTeam. Rocco talks to us about the importance and relevance of innovation in improving refugee livelihoods, the activities of UNHCR Innovation and more! 

1.   When and how did the idea for UNHCR Innovation first develop?

UNHCR…

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Added by Neha Bhat on March 9, 2013 at 1:21pm — No Comments

Young Professionals in Human Rights: An Interview with Kelly Hinde

Our second guest, Kelly Hinde is a Program Officer with the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants. In this post, she discusses her experience working with refugees and asylum seekers in the context of third country resettlement and provides insights into the refugee resettlement program in the United States. 

1.       Can you tell us about your educational background- where did you complete your undergraduate studies from? What was your specialization…

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Added by Neha Bhat on February 1, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Young Professionals in Human Rights: An Interview with Isabel Erreguerena

Beginning this week, I will be interviewing individuals working in the field of human rights and presenting their experiences to the GEN community. I hope that this effort will foster more communication, dialogue and exchange of information! 

Have a question for Isabel? Please post as comments and I will get them answered! 

Isabel Erreguerena, our first guest, is currently an Alumni Fund Scholar, pursuing her LLM in International Legal Studies at American…

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Added by Neha Bhat on January 29, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

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The Ethics of Trade with China and Authoritarian Upgrading

Increased foreign investment and engagement is producing, not democratization, but "authoritarian upgrading," where selected reforms are designed to legitimize a softer authoritarianism. This presents an ethical dilemma for international trade. What direction will China, Uzbekistan, Russia, and other "upgraded authoritarian" states evolve towards in the coming decade?

The 2020 Election & the View from Overseas, with Nikolas Gvosdev

As the 2020 election begins to come into focus, Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev details the foreign policy cleavages in the Democratic Party. Plus, referencing Nahal Toosi's recent article in "Politico," he discusses the worries that many in Europe have about a Trump reelection or a progressive candidate who also questions the status quo. What's the view from abroad on this turbulent time in American politics?

Ethics & the U.S.-China Trade War, with Nikolas Gvosdev

What role should ethics play in the U.S.-China trade war? Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev looks at these economic tensions in the context of the Uyghur detention and the Hong Kong protests, different theories on integrating China into the world economy, and what it could mean to "lose" in this conflict. Is there a breaking point in terms of China's human rights policies? What's the view in Africa and Europe?

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