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    July 13, 2022: Why the Chinese Communist Party Is Destroying My Village

    "The Chinese Communist Party is again burying history to make a profit and hide its inhumane deeds. How else can one describe its plan to build a dam submerging 27 villages—including my own—without a demonstrated need for such a large-scale public-works structure?" Read More Here! Listen to Podcast Here!
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    May 17, 2022: Chen Guangcheng Delivers Speech after Winning the 2022 Bradley Prize

    On May 17, 2022, The Bradley Foundation awarded Chen Guangcheng, a renowned human rights activist, scholar, and outspoken critic of the Chinese Communist Party, its annual Prize. Below are pictures from the ceremony, during which Guangcheng gave a speech, and reception. View his remarks here! View photos from the event here!
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    March 30, 2022: M.A. Faculty Member Chen Guangcheng named 2022 Bradley Prize Winner

    The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation announced today that Chen Guangcheng, a renowned human rights activist, distinguished fellow at The Catholic University of America’s Center for Human Rights, and outspoken critic of the Chinese Communist Party, has been named a 2022 Bradley Prize winner. The honor recognizes individuals whose outstanding achievements reflect The Bradley Foundation’s mission to restore, strengthen, and protect the principles and institutions of freedom and American exceptionalism. Chen will receive the award at the 18th annual Bradley Prizes ceremony on Tuesday, May 17th at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. Read More Here!

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    February 8: Article: The CCP’s Fake Democracy: How the CCP Controls China and Fools the World

    Chen Guangcheng writes about the Chinese Communist Party's authoritarian governance structures for the Witherspoon Institute's Public Discourse. Read Part One Here! Read Part Two Here!
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    February 3, 2022: William Saunders and Chen Guangcheng Discuss the Beijing Olympics on EWTN

    Chen Guangheng, distinguished fellow, Center for Human Rights, and William Saunders, director, Center for Human Rights, appeared on EWTN News Nightly to discuss China and the Beijing Olympics. Watch Here!

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    January 26, 2022: Chen Guangcheng and Dr. Saunders meet with Mike Pompeo

    On January 26, Chen Guangcheng and William Saunders met with former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo  to talk about the Chinese Communist Party, its influence on the United States, and its efforts to destroy democracy in Hong Kong.

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    January 1, 2022: Open letter: 2022 New Year’s Declaration on China’s Human Rights Crisis

    Chen Guangcheng, Distinguished Senior Fellow at our Center for Human Rights, and Dr. Bob Fu, Founder and President of China Aid, signed this open letter against the Chinese Communist Party's oppression of human rights, hoping for change in 2022. Read the letter here!
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    October 19, 2021: Annual Human Rights Lecture Ambassador Sam Brownback In Conversation With William Saunders On Human Rights And International Religious Freedom

    In the Fourth Annual Human Rights Lecture, Ambassador Brownback will discuss the challenges and opportunities for religious freedom with the IHE’s William Saunders, Director of the Program on Human Rights. Sam Brownback served as Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom from February 2018 to January 2021. He served as Governor of Kansas from 2011 to 2018. Prior to that he represented his home state in the United States Senate and the House of Representatives. While a member of the Senate, he worked actively on the issue of religious freedom in multiple countries and was a key sponsor of the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998. Ambassador Brownback currently serves as co-chair for the International Religious Freedom Summit. He and his wife Mary have five children and six grandchildren. Watch Here!
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    September 15, 2021: William Saunders at the 17th Annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast

    Hosts Tracy Sabol and Catherine Hadro talk to William Saunders, Director of the Program in Human Rights at the Catholic University of America, at the 17th Annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast about Jimmy Lai, the Hong Kong publisher who was imprisoned by the Chinese Communist Party and was given the Christifidelis Laici Award at the event. Watch here!

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    July 13, 2021: Summit on International Religious Freedom and Human Rights in China

    Chen Guangcheng and Professor William Saunders discuss religious freedom in China at the International Religious Freedom Summit. Watch Here!
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    July 9, 2021: The Hundredth Anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party

    Chen Guangcheng and Dr. Bill Saunders are interviewed by the Westminster Institute about the Chinese Communist Party's one hundredth anniversary. Watch here!
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    April 8, 2021: Chen Guangcheng wins Leopoldo López Freedom and Democracy Award

    The Leopoldo López Freedom and Democracy Award honors an individual who has shown a commitment to plural and inclusive democracy echoing that of the award’s namesake, prominent Venezuelan opposition leader and political prisoner Leopoldo López ’93 H’07. In creating the award, López’s classmates, family and the Kenyon community at large ensure López’s commitment and bravery will not be forgotten, and they shine a light on the dangers of undermining the core principles of democracy. The award, which comes with a $10,000 honorarium, will be presented for the second time in spring 2022. The inaugural winner of the López Award was Chinese human rights activist Chen Guangcheng. Watch Here!