#InContext: James Baldwin

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 mother left his … 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

#InContext: Kofi Annan

By: JONATHAN ROBERTS Kofi Annan has dedicated his life to international cooperation for peace, prosperity, and security. As the 7th Secretary-General of the United Nations, Annan reformed the organization and mobilized the international community in the battle against HIV/AIDS, global terrorist threats, and the fight for human rights in general. Annan was born in 1938 … Continue reading #InContext: Kofi Annan

Stanford Students Engage the Anti-Trafficking Community

By: JONATHAN ROBERTS Photo by: ELKE TEICHMANN The reality of human trafficking and issues surrounding the U.S. State Department’s annual Trafficking in Persons Report (TIP Report) took center stage at Stanford University last week. On Wednesday, November 29th, former TIP Ambassador Susan Coppedge and the Human Trafficking Institute’s John Richmond met with Stanford students to discuss … Continue reading Stanford Students Engage the Anti-Trafficking Community

Belize Officials to Convene for Judicial Training

By: JONATHAN ROBERTS BELIZE CITY, BELIZE–Belize judges will gather this Friday to improve their knowledge and management of Trafficking in Persons cases. Every magistrate judge and Supreme Court Justice in the country is invited to attend. At the request of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Belize, The Human Trafficking Institute will facilitate … Continue reading Belize Officials to Convene for Judicial Training

#InContext: Madeleine Albright

BY: BRITTANY DAVIS Throughout her life, Madeleine Albright desired to make a difference in the world. Born in Prague in 1937, she spent a brief time in her native Czech Republic before fleeing the country during the Nazi invasion in WWII and escaping it again after the communists took power the late 1940s. Albright faced … Continue reading #InContext: Madeleine Albright

#InContext: Helen Keller

BY: MEAGHAN NEWKIRK Helen Keller was born a normal, healthy baby girl, in Tuscumbia, Alabama, on June 27, 1880. Tragedy struck when, at 19 months old, she suffered a severe illness that left her both blind and deaf. As a young child, Helen learned to express basic commands, but over time she grew frustrated with … Continue reading #InContext: Helen Keller

#InContext: Kenneth Kaunda

By: JONATHAN ROBERTS Kenneth Kaunda was the first President of independent Zambia and is steadfast in his support for societal improvement in Africa. Kaunda was born in 1928 in Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) to Church of Scotland missionaries and schoolteachers. His mother was the first African woman to teach in colonial Zambia. Kaunda followed in … Continue reading #InContext: Kenneth Kaunda