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The Past, Present and Future of Sanctuary and Asylum

This talk will trace sanctuary and asylum from their prehistoric origins along diverging paths to present-day asylum policies and grassroots sanctuary movements in the UK, USA, Europe, Australia and other countries.

Linda Rabben is a writer, researcher, and advocate for human rights. She has worked for organizations such as Amnesty International, the Rainforest Foundation and the U.S. Institute of Peace and coordinated the Refugee Professional Recertification Project of RefugeeWorks from 2008 to 2010. She has written or edited six books, including Walking the Forest with Chico Mendes, Brazil’s Indians and the Onslaught of Civilization, and Fierce Legion of Friends: A History of Human Rights Campaigns and Campaigners. Her articles on human rights have appeared in periodicals including The Nation, Cultural Survival Quarterly, and Discovery Channel Magazine. She has served on the American Anthropological Association's Committee for Human Rights and the Brazilian Studies Association's executive committee and its human rights task force.


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Speaker(s):

Linda Rabben | talks

 

Date and Time:

19 June 2011 at 11:00 am

Duration:

2 hours

 

Venue:

Conway Hall
Conway Hall
25 Red Lion Square
London
WC1R 4RL
0207 242 8034
http://www.conwayhall.org.uk/

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