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HEBRON (through the eyes of a visitor)

I was in this “region” from the 5th of February 2014 and for several weeks, I listened to dozens of interview respondents for my study. Hearing about arrests, stone throwing, travel bans, harassment at check points, shooting, burning of olive trees, house demolitions, etc. became “normal” in my conversations. 

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Battling Seclusion & Racism in Moldova

Moldova is a small country geographically situated in the very heart of Europe, having Ukraine and Romania as neighbors. After the collapse of the Soviet Union and Moldova became an independent country, it was faced with new challenges. Due to economic and political 

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President Sirleaf sends a message to the world

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, like her other counterparts in Guinea and Sierra Leone are battling with an epidemic of enormous proportions and scary dimensions. Its not a pretty place to be. Let us feel their pulse, make this personal for each of us and lend a helping hand. If you refuse to care now, the time will come when you will be forced to! Hopefully by then, it won't be too late.

Here is an excerpt of Sirleaf's letter as shared on BBC World Service:

'Ebola is not just a health crisis. Across West Africa, a generation of young people risk being lost to an economic catastrophe as harvests are missed, markets are shut and borders are closed...'

Listen to the full content here: https://soundcloud.com/…/a-letter-to-the-world-on-ebola-fro…

And watch here a video calling on African States to do better:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGgxOZsj0M4

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STUDY OPPORTUNITY: AMERICAN UNIVERSITY WASHINGTON COLLEGE OF LAW

The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at the American University Washington College of Law is offering an LL.M. in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. The LL.M. in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law is currently the only program in the United States to offer a hybrid program of its kind in a U.S. law school. 

Application Deadline: November 1, 2014

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