Sheridan Circle Memorial Service 2016

Sheridan Circle Memorial Service 2016

Note: The annual event is being held on a different date this year – Friday, September 23rd. Each year, we gather at Sheridan Circle Park, the site of the assassinations, to celebrate the lives of Ronni Karpen Moffitt and Orlando Letelier. This year, on the 40th...
Todas Las Manos

Todas Las Manos

American University Museum at the Katzen Center, Institute of Policy Studies, Latin American Youth Center, and Aviva Kempner invite you to Todas Las Manos, an afternoon of music, poetry, art, and inspired conversation in memory of Orlando Letelier and Ronni Karpen...
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...
Sheridan Circle Memorial Service 2013

Sheridan Circle Memorial Service 2013

Please join us to remember Orlando Letelier and Ronni Karpen Moffitt, who were assassinated on this site in 1976 by agents of the Pinochet dictatorship. We will also pay tribute to Saul Landau, a long-time IPS Fellow and winner of the Chilean government’s...
IPS and the Letelier-Moffitt Assassinations

IPS and the Letelier-Moffitt Assassinations

IPS Fellow Saul Landau will discuss the history and lessons from the 1976 assassinations of his IPS colleagues, Orlando Letelier and Ronni Karpen Moffitt, by agents of the Chilean dictator, Augusto Pinochet. Landau led an investigation into the murders and co-authored...
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...
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...
Occupy Wall Street’s Deep Roots

Occupy Wall Street’s Deep Roots

A journalist asked me the other day where the Occupy Wall Street and Occupy DC protests came from. This is the story I told him. These movements have deep roots. They were planted over the past century by the millions of workers who stood up to exploitation and won...
Annual Sheridan Circle Memorial Service

Annual Sheridan Circle Memorial Service

Emcee: John Cavanagh, Institute for Policy Studies Speakers: Reverend Sheila McCurdy, United Methodist Church Carlos Portales, former Chilean Ambassador to Geneva and director, Program on International Organizations, Law and Diplomacy, Washington College of Law,...