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Social Justice at Home and U.S. Influence Abroad

November 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The United States has long championed the promotion of human rights and democracy abroad. But the world watched—and in many places joined in—as widespread protests took place in every U.S. state over the summer against police violence and systemic racism at home. Can the United States still press for democratic values? Does it still hold the moral high ground to seek the respect of human rights around the world while our own democratic foundation appears weaker? Join the World Affairs Council for a panel discussion with Uzra Zeya, president and chief executive officer at the Alliance for Peacebuilding; Bishop Garrison, Director of National Security Outreach at Human Rights First; and moderator Nicole Bibbins Sedaca, professor of the practice of International Affairs at Georgetown University, on the global consequences of domestic unrest