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5 Key Takeaways from the Belize Judiciary Trafficking in Persons Conference

By: JONATHAN ROBERTS BELIZE CITY, BELIZE – Belize judges clearly and collectively made known their intent to join the fight against modern slavery last week when they gathered in Belize City for the Belize Judiciary Trafficking in Persons Conference. More than 80 percent of Belize’s magistrate and Supreme Court justices attended the Institute-led event that … Continue reading 5 Key Takeaways from the Belize Judiciary Trafficking in Persons Conference

Now Accepting Applications for the 2018-19 Douglass Fellowship Cohort

Today, the application period for the 2018-19 Douglass Fellowship cohort begins. Applications will be accepted until 5 PM EST on Friday April 13, 2018. Inspired by Frederick Douglass’s commitment to freedom, education, and advocacy, the Human Trafficking Institute provides this opportunity for second- and third-year law students to participate in a nine-month fellowship program focused … Continue reading Now Accepting Applications for the 2018-19 Douglass Fellowship Cohort

#InContext: Eleanor Roosevelt

Anna Eleanor Roosevelt, niece of Theodore Roosevelt, was born to prominent parents in New York City on October 11, 1884. Her family life was complicated, with an alcoholic father and disapproving mother who criticized her appearance and seriousness. Both of her parents died before she was 10, leaving her in the care of her grandmother. … Continue reading #InContext: Eleanor Roosevelt

#InContext: Abraham Lincoln

By: MEGAN ABRAMEIT When looking at Abraham Lincoln’s portrait in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., one will notice a few unique features. He is portrayed neither as glorious or powerful like the colorful George Washington portrait but is sitting in his chair, leaning forward with his elbow on his knee, in a position … Continue reading #InContext: Abraham Lincoln

Boutros Featured on Vocation & the Common Good Podcast

Institute Founding Director Victor Boutros was featured on New City Commons’ podcast Vocation & the Common Good, Volume 102, on Jan. 31, 2018. Vocation & the Common Good is a multi-year research project describing the possibilities for Christian faithfulness within nine spheres of modern work. The podcast is one way of distributing the findings of … Continue reading Boutros Featured on Vocation & the Common Good Podcast

#InContext: Father Greg Boyle

By: JONATHAN ROBERTS Father Greg Boyle, an American Catholic priest, received the call to minister to the marginalized in 1986. He was appointed to Dolores Mission Church after his ordination—the poorest Catholic parish in Los Angeles, situated between two large public housing projects. It was a community suffering immense gang violence. Father Boyle quickly realized … Continue reading #InContext: Father Greg Boyle

#InContext: Nelson Mandela

By: MEGAN ABRAMEIT Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela is perhaps one of the 20th century’s greatest symbols of revolutionary peace. Mandela was born July 18, 1918, in Mvezo, South Africa. Even as a young person, Mandela must have shown a propensity for rebellion— the name Rolihlahla literally translates to “troublemaker.” His father, Henry Mandela, passed away from … Continue reading #InContext: Nelson Mandela

#InContext: James Baldwin

By: JONATHAN ROBERTS One of the 20th century’s greatest writers, James Baldwin pushed literary boundaries with the exploration of racial issues, social justice, and the black experience in America. He was an important, constant voice in the American Civil Rights Movement. Baldwin was born on August 2, 1924, in Harlem in New York City. Baldwin’s … Continue reading #InContext: James Baldwin

Boutros Discusses Efforts to Fight Trafficking in Belize on CSIS Podcast

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) podcast 35 West, hosted by Richard Miles, featured Founding Director Victor Boutros on its Nov. 16, 2017 episode, “Traffic Jam: Belize Struggles to Combat the Sex Trade.” Last year, Belize landed on the lowest rung of the Trafficking in Person’s (TIP) report – for the third year … Continue reading Boutros Discusses Efforts to Fight Trafficking in Belize on CSIS Podcast

#InContext: C.S. Lewis

By: JONATHAN ROBERTS Best known for his classic children’s series, The Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis is an influential writer and Christian apologist who has brought hope and inspiration to millions across the world. Clive Staples Lewis was born November 29, 1898, in Belfast, Ireland, to a protestant Ulster (Northern Ireland) family. As a child, … Continue reading #InContext: C.S. Lewis