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Amal Clooney to graduates: ‘Be courageous. Challenge orthodoxy. Stand up for what you believe in’

May. 10, 2018—In a Senior Day speech that brought a packed Memorial Gymnasium to its feet, Amal Clooney took the crowd through historic examples of courage, including Vanderbilt Distinguished Alumnus Rev. James Lawson.

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United Nations official to deliver Charney Lecture at Vanderbilt

Mar. 15, 2017—This year's Charney Lecturer is United Nations official Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, who will discuss “Global Challenges to Human Rights” April 5 at Vanderbilt Law School.

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Lim’s research on evangelical activism awarded Louisville Institute grant

Mar. 9, 2016—A Vanderbilt Divinity School professor has been awarded a grant from the Louisville Institute for his transnational study of the evangelical community's fight against human trafficking.

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Student from South Africa remembers Nelson Mandela

Dec. 6, 2013—Nelson Mandela, who became the symbol of freedom in a country torn by segregation, died Dec. 5 at 95. Meet an Arts and Science student from South Africa, and watch as she remembers this human rights leader.

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No way home: Vijay Padmanabhan helps tread the line between detainees’ safety and human rights

Mar. 29, 2012—Former State Department adviser Vijay Padmanabhan says there is no quick and easy answer when contemplating what to do about detainees.

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Diane Neighbors receives Community Leadership Award

Mar. 16, 2012—Diane Neighbors, director of the Vanderbilt Child and Family Center at Vanderbilt, was honored at the 17th Annual Human Rights Campaign Equality Dinner last month. The event was held at Loews Vanderbilt Plaza. Neighbors received the Community Leadership Award for her advocacy work and sustained efforts to make positive changes that affect the daily lives...

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Pioneering activist for clean-energy economy to speak Oct. 19

Oct. 14, 2011—Clean-energy and human rights activist Van Jones will deliver the 2011 Harry C. Howard Jr. Lecture at 4:10 p.m. Oct. 19 in Sarratt Cinema. His talk, “Rebuild the American Dream: Green Jobs and Beyond,” will be drawn largely from his book The Green Collar Economy.

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Video: Ingrid Betancourt talks about FARC

Nov. 29, 2010—Guerillas belonging to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, known as FARC, kidnapped Ingrid Betancourt as she campaigned for the Colombian presidency in 2002. She was held captive six years in Colombia’s rain forest until she was liberated in  2008 with 14 other hostages in a daring rescue staged by the Colombian army. Listen to...

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