Blog: Human Rights

José Ramos-Horta on US Immigration

José Ramos-Horta landed in New York in 1975. Brown skinned, he had little money, had never seen a skyscraper and had never been in snow. It was December and he had no winter clothes. With no visa to work, he overstayed 24 years, working odd jobs provided by friends. He went on to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, and to earn close to 20 Honorary Doctorates. He helped help found the millennium’s first democratic country, Timor-Leste, and served as the new nation’s Prime Minister and President.

Oscar Arias: Fixing Migration

"They were eager to help Central America transform students into soldiers. They were eager to provide the weapons while we provided the dead." In June, 2014, the US was grappling with the fact that more than 50,000 migrant children were attempting to enter...

The Dalai Lama on Human Rights

His Holiness the Dalai Lama taped a video for's campaign for the Universal Declaration of Human Rights while on a speaking tour, at University of Iowa. There is a large Tibetan community at the university. Of course they came out in full...

Malala and Kailash speak out on global education

The two co-winners of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize addressed world leaders and education policymakers at the World Education Forum in South Korea on Thursday, urging them to focus on the key issues of education access for girls and students’ mental and...

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