#InContext: Eleanor Roosevelt

By: MEGAN ABRAMEIT 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 … Continue reading #InContext: Eleanor Roosevelt

#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

#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

Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog: The World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

Founding Directors Victor Boutros and John Richmond reflect on the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons on the Oxford Human Rights Hub blog. July 30th marked the UN’s fourth annual World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, which seeks to increase awareness of human trafficking as a serious crime and human rights violation. Traffickers make money … Continue reading Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog: The World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

#InContext: Dalai Lama

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is the spiritual leader of Tibet and has spent his lifetime advocating for the freedom of Tibet. His Holiness was born on July 6, 1935, to a farming family in the village of Taktser in northeastern Tibet. At birth, he was named Lhamo Dhondup, but at the … Continue reading #InContext: Dalai Lama

United Nations Asks Human Trafficking Institute to Train South African Prosecutors

The Human Trafficking Institute recently provided specialized training on behalf of the United Nations to a group of prosecutors from South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority. The training, funded by the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime and held in South Africa’s capital, was part of the Palermo Protocol project, which provides legal and technical … Continue reading United Nations Asks Human Trafficking Institute to Train South African Prosecutors

#InContext: Franklin D. Roosevelt

The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial in Washington D.C. is an experience as much as it is a structure. Granite walls form four open-air rooms – one for each of the president’s four terms. Carved into the granite of the memorial are Roosevelt’s own words and from these quotations it is clear that throughout his presidency, … Continue reading #InContext: Franklin D. Roosevelt

#InContext: White Helmets

In the war-torn city of Aleppo, Syria, the White Helmets always run toward the bombs and screams. They are the Syrian Civil Defense. Nicknamed for their trademark headgear, they can be seen rushing through the city’s crumbling infrastructure to rescue civilians trapped under collapsed buildings. In a nation dominated by militant groups bent on subjecting … Continue reading #InContext: White Helmets

#InContext: Dwight D. Eisenhower

By: TAKIM WILLIAMS The Cold War was in full swing when Dwight D. Eisenhower was elected president of the United States for the second time. Soviet tanks had violently smothered Hungarian protesters months before the election, which Eisenhower mentions in his second inaugural address in January 1957, “Budapest is no longer merely the name of … Continue reading #InContext: Dwight D. Eisenhower