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Freedom in the World 2013

Speaker: Arch Puddington
Introductory Speakers: David Kramer and Mark P. Lagon
Panelists: Larry Diamond and Tamara Cofman Wittes

Arch Puddington presents Freedom House's "Freedom in the World 2013" report, followed by a discussion between Tamara Wittes and Larry Diamond. They discuss the text of the report, as well as the differences between democratic indicators within nations, regional trends, and the normative importance of the "Arab Spring."

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Freedom in the World 2013

Speaker: Arch Puddington
Introductory Speakers: David Kramer and Mark P. Lagon
Panelists: Larry Diamond and Tamara Cofman Wittes

Arch Puddington presents Freedom House's "Freedom in the World 2013" report, followed by a discussion between Tamara Wittes and Larry Diamond. They discuss the text of the report, as well as the differences between democratic indicators within nations, regional trends, and the normative importance of the "Arab Spring."

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Dima Yakovlev Law, December 2012

This act (formally known as On Sanctions for Individuals Violating Fundamental Human Rights and Freedoms of the Citizens of the Russian Federation) bans U.S. citizens involved in human rights violations from entering, conducting business, working with non-profits in Russia, and from adopting children who are Russian citizens. President Putin signed this act into law on December 26, 2012.

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Russia and Moldova Jackson-Vanik Repeal and Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012

This act grants permanent normal trade relations with Russia and was signed into law on December 14, 2012. See also the Jackson-Vanik Amendment. The U.S. Treasury Department releases sanctions under the Magnitsky Act, which bans specific Russian citizens from entering the United States. The Russian Foreign Ministry recently released a list in response, banning specific U.S. citizens from entering Russia.

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Legal Empowerment and Justice for the Poor

Speakers: Vivek Maru and Michael Woolcock
Presider: Terra Lawson-Remer

Vivek Maru and Michael Woolcock evaluate efforts of nonprofits and global development institutions to help all people exercise their rights, increase government accountability, and participate in governance.

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Legal Empowerment and Justice for the Poor

Speakers: Vivek Maru and Michael Woolcock
Presider: Terra Lawson-Remer

Vivek Maru and Michael Woolcock evaluate efforts of nonprofits and global development institutions to help all people exercise their rights, increase government accountability, and participate in governance.

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Innovative Solutions in Responding to Future Challenges

Panelists: Arwa Damon, Strive Masiyiwa, Sarah Sewall, and Richard Williamson

This meeting is part of the symposium entitled Imagine the Unimaginable: Ending Genocide in the 21st Century, sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and CNN.

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