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Visiting Educator Concannon Discusses Human Rights Advocacy

Visiting Educator Concannon Discusses Human Rights Advocacy

Sara Platnick

February 4, 2016

Human rights lawyer Brian Concannon visited campus for a course and sessions on human rights advocacy.

Brian Concannon Reveals American Injustices

Katy Wills, Columnist

February 4, 2016

Brian Concannon is not what I expected him to be. I envisioned the most prominent U.S. lawyer for human rights in Haiti to be big and loud and oozing with self importance. I expected someone who schmoozes–or at least has an obvious ego. That’s not Brian. Brian Concannon is quiet, hard to crack, rarely...

Obama’s pro-coup politics must be condemned

Obama’s pro-coup politics must be condemned

October 18, 2012

This column was contributed by Henry Gales '13 On Feb. 29, 2004, U.S. military personnel put Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide onto a plane and flew him to the Central African Republic. After being reelected in 2000, Aristide had continued to make enemies of powerful governments by refusing to privatize Haiti's utility companies (a demand pushed by George W. Bush and Bill Clin...

No More Deaths reveals humanitarian issues close to home

No More Deaths reveals humanitarian issues close to home

April 5, 2012

This column was contributed by senior Lauren McCullough and sophomore Keiler Beers. Americans and Whitman students have a long legacy of being interested in humanitarian crises outside the United States. Live Aid in the 1980s. Sudan. Haiti. Most recently, Whitman students and the broader American public are...

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