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Human rights are an important component of the stability and security of any state. CSIS examines critical issues affecting human rights and human security around the world, as well as opportunities to enhance and broaden support for universal freedoms. CSIS research on this topic is led by the Human Rights Initiative (HRI).

Find the latest research from our scholars and CSIS events on this topic below.

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Human rights are an important component of the stability and security of any state. CSIS examines critical issues affecting human rights and human security around the world, as well as opportunities to enhance and broaden support for universal freedoms. CSIS research on this topic is led by the Human Rights Initiative (HRI).

Find the latest research from our scholars and CSIS events on this topic below.

    Second Annual Ocean Security Forum

    Second Annual Ocean Security Forum

    The Stephenson Ocean Security Project invites you to the second annual CSIS Ocean Security Forum on January 7, 2020. The annual forum highlights how marine resources disputes, exacerbated by climate change and ecosystem collapse, drive instability in key regions of the globe. This year’s event will feature keynotes from U.S. Coast Guard leadership and key members of Congress and will highlight opportunities to improve security and human rights in the global fishing industry. Speakers will explore two themes:

    Opportunities to address human rights violations in the seafood supply chain through U.S. policy, emerging technologies, and corporate accountability.
    Implications of Chinese Belt and Road Initiative port investments on ocean sustainability and on the security and sovereignty of developing coastal states.

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    Phil Stephenson, Founder, The Philip Stephenson Foundation
    Dr. Whit Saumweber, Director, Stephenson Ocean Security Project, CSIS
    Dr. Dyhia Belhabib, Principal Investigator, Fisheries, Ecotrust Canada
    Jonathan Hillman, Senior Fellow, Simon Chair in Political Economy, and Director, Reconnecting Asia Project, CSIS
    Philip Chou, Senior Advisor, Oceana
    Ernesto Fernandez Monge, Officer, Reducing Harmful Fisheries Subsidies, Pew Charitable Trusts
    Moderator: Tabitha Mallory, Affiliate Professor, University of Washington, and CEO, China Ocean Institute
    Roberta Elias, Director of Policy and Government Affairs, World Wildlife Fund
    Bradley Soule, Chief Fisheries Analyst, OceanMind
    Jenny Barker, Chief of Party, Seafood Alliance for Legality and Traceability, FishWise
    Amol Mehra, Managing Director, The Freedom Fund
    Moderator: Dr. Whit Saumweber, Director, Stephenson Ocean Security Project, CSIS
    Vice Admiral Daniel B. Abel, Deputy Commandant for Operations, U.S. Coast Guard
    Dr. Whit Saumweber, Director, Stephenson Ocean Security Project, CSIS
    This event is made possible with the generous support of the Philip Stephenson Foundation.

    • 2 hr 58 min
    Re-examining the History of Tiananmen Square

    Re-examining the History of Tiananmen Square

    Thirty years ago, as communism crumbled across Europe, more than one million Chinese protesters gathered in Tiananmen Square in Beijing to demand greater political rights and more government accountability. After more than a month of rising demands and growing crowds, the Communist Party of China unleased a violent crackdown, killing hundreds, possibly thousands of Chinese citizens. 
     
    To mark this 30-year anniversary, CSIS’s Project on History and Strategy invites you to a discussion with Dr. Andrew J. Nathan of Columbia University, a leading scholar of Chinese politics and the sources of political legitimacy in Asia. Dr. Nathan will discuss the history of Tiananmen and explain how the legacy and lessons of 1989 have shaped Chinese politics over the past three decades.
     
    Dr. Nathan is the author of several books on culture, rights and political participation in China and Asia more broadly.

    This event is made possible by general support to CSIS.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    China's New Era in Techno-Governance

    China's New Era in Techno-Governance

    Technology was once viewed as a liberating tool for individuals living under authoritarian regimes, yet today, illiberal governments around the world are developing, acquiring, and utilizing technologies to strengthen political control over their population. Perhaps more than any other authoritarian country, China is experimenting with new methods of integrating technology into its system of governance, with its near-total surveillance state in the western region of Xinjiang being the most extreme example.  Please join the CSIS Freeman Chair in China Studies and the CSIS Human Rights Initiative for a discussion of how technology is changing the way the CCP governs China. The event will feature panelists Josh Chin and Kate O’Keeffe of The Wall Street Journal, and Christina Larson of the Associated Press.

    This event is made possible through CSIS general support funds.

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Taiwan's Close Watch on Hong Kong Protests

    Taiwan's Close Watch on Hong Kong Protests

    In this episode, Jude invites CSIS Director of the China Power Project Bonnie Glaser. They discuss how the ongoing events in Hong Kong are impacting Taiwan’s own relations with mainland China, as well as how the continued unrest can affect Taiwan’s presidential elections coming up in January 2020.

    • 24 min
    Family Time

    Family Time

    For one week last June, dozens of reporters in the USA Today network coordinated stories on migrants attempting to cross the U.S. southern border in the article "One deadly week reveals where the immigration crisis begins - and where it ends." Daniel Gonzalez, a long-time immigration reporter for The Arizona Republic, tells what they found, and recounts some of his interviews in Guatemala and Mexico’s southern border. Most Central American families, he found, are fleeing economic misery rather than persecution. They are also lured in part by U.S. asylum law, a trend that saw a massive increase in apprehensions in 2019, especially in May and June.

    • 33 min
    Xi-Modi Summit in Chennai, India: A Conversation with Tanvi Madan

    Xi-Modi Summit in Chennai, India: A Conversation with Tanvi Madan

    This episode explores the current dynamics between China and India in light of Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi’s second informal summit in October 2019. Our guest, Dr. Tanvi Madan, analyzes the outcomes of this meeting and the key issues impacting the bilateral relationship. Dr. Madan explains India’s views on China’s Belt and Road Initiative and use of detention facilities in Xinjiang, as well as how U.S. policy toward India factors in to China-India relations. She also addresses continued points of contention like the Kashmir region and China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

    Dr. Tanvi Madan is director of The India Project and a senior fellow for the Project on International Order and Strategy in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution. Dr. Madan’s work explores Indian foreign policy, focusing particularly on India's relations with China and the United States. She also researches the intersection between Indian energy policies and its foreign and security policies.

    • 30 min

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