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Update: the award event has concluded. You can watch the full recording at the livestream link; Clooney's remarks begin at the 2:08 mark.
Board members George Clooney and John Prendergast are in Yerevan, Armenia today, where Clooney will present the inaugural Aurora Prize, honoring an individual who puts her- or himself at risk to enable others to survive. The board members are likewise commemorating the anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
Click through for a link to the livestream of the award event (beginning @ 1pm EST), as well as the text of Clooney's remarks.
Next week, board member John Prendergast will testify before the House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations as part of the "South Sudan's Prospects for Peace and Security" Hearing; he'll likewise speak at "A New Approach to Sudan", a program covering the Obama administration's chance to make progress in Sudan.
Follow the link for more information.
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"Two senior US envoys have held separate talks with Burmese Prime Minister Thein Sein and detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi."
"Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir will visit Turkey next week for the first time since an international court asked for his arrest, government sources said, in a test of Ankara's support for international justice."
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Described by UN officials as one of the most persecuted minorities on earth, the Rohingya are not even recognised as citizens by the Burmese junta. They have no legal right to own land and are forbidden from marrying or travelling without permission."
"US State Department official Kurt Campbell became the most senior American emissary to visit Burma in 14 years today as the Obama administration aims to improve ties with the military junta."