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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 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!