Ending Mass Criminalization and The New Jim Crow

Ending Mass Criminalization and The New Jim Crow

Please RSVP for the lunch discussion with Daryl. For generations, the people most directly impacted by different forms of racial and economic oppression have led the movements to end those various permutations of discrimination. Today, formerly incarcerated people and...
Tribute to Human Rights Lawyer Sam Buffone

Tribute to Human Rights Lawyer Sam Buffone

I am deeply saddened by the news that lawyer Sam Buffone, a pathbreaker in the field of international human rights, has died. IPS collaborated with Sam for several decades in the pursuit of justice for two IPS colleagues, Orlando Letelier and Ronni Karpen Moffitt, who...
Ending Impunity in Latin America

Ending Impunity in Latin America

Please join this conversation the past four decades of work to end impunity in Latin America with longtime human rights champions. As the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) turns 40 and the Institute for Policy Studies enters its sixth decade, we are more aware...

2012 Letelier-Moffitt Awards Uncut

Brave activists from Chile and Boston speaking from the heart. A cameo appearance by actor and humanitarian Danny Glover. The former first lady of Costa Rica and hundreds of other fabulous guests. Peruvian wine. Hearty hors d’oeurves. The top U.S. student...
Camila Vallejo’s Letelier-Moffitt Acceptance Speech

Camila Vallejo’s Letelier-Moffitt Acceptance Speech

I would like to thank the Institute for Policy Studies. I thank IPS not only for this Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Award that you’ve given the Chilean Students Movement for our struggle to recover the right to an education, but also for what you stand for and...
Tiffany Dena Loftin’s Letelier-Moffitt Award Speech

Tiffany Dena Loftin’s Letelier-Moffitt Award Speech

I consider it a honor to have been asked to present this award to the Chilean Student Movement and to the two remarkable leaders seated here before me, Camila Vallejo and Noam Titelman. I serve as president of the United States Student Association, the country’s...
John Cavanagh: Letelier-Moffitt Awards Speech

John Cavanagh: Letelier-Moffitt Awards Speech

Welcome to the 36th annual Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awards. As I look around this room, I am in awe of the thousands of collective years of committed activism and scholarship and struggle for a better world that this crowd represents. When Ronni Karpen Moffitt...
The 36th Annual Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awards Ceremony

The 36th Annual Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awards Ceremony

On September 21, 1976, agents of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet detonated a car bomb that killed IPS colleagues Orlando Letelier, a former Chilean diplomat and director of the Institute’s Transnational Institute, and Ronni Karpen Moffitt, an IPS development...

Danny Glover’s Letelier-Moffitt Award Speech

I’m so sorry I can’t be with you in person tonight. I would love to be there with my dear IPS friend Saul Landau, with whom I’ve been fighting hard for the freedom of the Cuban 5. I was honored when IPS asked me to present the LM HRA to another group...
Panel: Student Organizing with Camila Vallejo and Noam Titelman

Panel: Student Organizing with Camila Vallejo and Noam Titelman

Since April 2011 Chile has been rocked with student protests culminating in a student strike. The students have been state subsidization of universities, demanding free public education, reforms to the secondary education, and many other reforms. The Panel will...
Join Us October 17 at the Letelier-Moffitt Awards

Join Us October 17 at the Letelier-Moffitt Awards

We’d love to see you Wednesday, October 17, at the Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awards reception and ceremony at the Carnegie Institution. It will be an uplifting evening, with generations of social justice activists on hand to enjoy the artistry of DC’s...

Unconventional Wisdom: 2012 Letelier-Moffitt Awards

The 2012 Letelier-Moffitt Human Rights Awards and ceremony will take place Wednesday, October 17 at 5:30 p.m. — a week earlier than we initially planned. Please save this new date and update your calendars. We urge you to attend this Institute for Policy Studies...
Eight Fearless Mexicans

Eight Fearless Mexicans

An unprecedented number of Mexicans have received international recognition over the past year for their courageous work on behalf of migrants, workers, and the millions of victims of the country’s spiraling violence, institutional decomposition and appalling...