SIGN-ON LETTER: Encourage President Obama to Meet with Saudi Civil Society

President Obama is scheduled to arrive in Saudi Arabia this week on April 21. Please join this letter urging President Obama to meet with representatives of civil society and human rights advocates, including those who may be currently in prison or their families, or take similar action to help raise the public profile of human rights concerns.

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Join Bipartisan Letter to President Obama on Sudan

We ask that you join us on sending the letter below to President Obama urging him to re-prioritize peace, accountability and protection of civilians in Sudan during his final year in office. The human rights and humanitarian crisis in Sudan continues to deteriorate. Rape, murder, the burning and looting of villages and mass displacement are, once again, commonplace in Darfur. Bombing and starvation are the weapons of war used against the civilian populations of South Kordofan and Blue Nile. And with the attention of the world so focused on other crises, including in South Sudan, the nightmare suffered by the people of Darfur, Blue Nile, South Kordofan and indeed throughout Sudan has faded from the front pages. The United States needs to exercise its leadership in condemning Khartoum’s actions and coordinating a more effective international response.

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Briefing 4/14: Forced Disappearances in El Salvador

Please join the Congressional Central America Caucus and the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission for a briefing on unresolved cases of forced disappearances that occurred during El Salvador’s civil war and their impact on efforts to strengthen rule of law in El Salvador today.

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SPSSI Luncheon Seminar on Preventing Homegrown Radicalization – Friday Feb. 5 @12PM – Gold Room (2168 RHOB) (v. 2)

Radical groups like ISIS prey on youth who lack clear purpose and direction by promising belongingness, status, and recognition for those who work on their behalf. How does the experience of discrimination relate to the radicalization of some youth, and what can the psychology of terrorism and the psychology of acculturation tell us about how we might better protect youth against radicalization? In this seminar, Drs. Lyons-Padilla and Gelfand will provide an overview of what we know about the factors that put some youth at risk—and protect other youth against—radicalization, and will discuss promising directions for prevention and intervention strategies.

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SPSSI Luncheon Seminar on Preventing Homegrown Radicalization – Friday Feb. 5 @12PM – Gold Room (2168 RHOB)

You are cordially invited to a briefing by the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI). This briefing is one of a series to be held during recess periods that highlights current research on issues that are under discussion in Congress or by policymakers. Space is limited, so to attend, please RSVP directly to SPSSI Policy Director Sarah Mancoll (smancoll@spssi.org).

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House Hunger Caucus briefing TODAY: Food Insecurity and Health Outcomes

From: The Honorable James P. McGovern Sent By: jennifer.chandler@mail.house.gov Date: 12/4/2015 Dear Colleague. By now, you should have received an invitation from Feeding America to a briefing on “Food Insecurity and Health Outcomes, Research, and Community-Clinical Solutions” on Friday, December 4th at 1 pm in 122 Cannon. We hope you can join us for this […]

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