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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. 

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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

Carnegie Council

Privacy, Surveillance, & the Terrorist Trap, with Tom Parker

How can investigators utilize new technology like facial recognition software while respecting the rights of suspects and the general public? What are the consequences of government overreaction to terrorist threats? Tom Parker, author of "Avoiding the Terrorist Trap," discusses privacy, surveillance, and more in the context of counterterrorism.

A Parting of Values: America First versus Transactionalism

"The existing divide in American foreign policy discourse has been the extent to which the U.S. must actively propagate and spread its values, or defend them or promote them even when there is no interest at stake," writes Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev. How does American civil society demand consideration of moral and ethical concerns in the decisions both to go to war and how the war will be prosecuted?

Suleimani Is Dead, but Diplomacy Shouldn’t Be

Carnegie Council fellow and Pacific Delegate Philip Caruso advocates for the value of diplomacy in the aftermath of the U.S. killing Iran's general Qassem Suleimani. "Iran cannot win a war against the United States, nor can the United States afford to fight one," he argues. This article was originally published in "Foreign Policy" and is posted here with kind permission.

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