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Jennifer Norris
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Jennifer Norris is a human rights lawyer who has worked for several NGOs and as a human rights officer with the United Nations. She has worked in Afghanistan and currently works in the Democratic Republic of Congo. In Iraq, she worked with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) on refugee and humanitarian issues. Before attending law school, Jennifer served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Benin, West Africa where she taught English in a rural village for two years. She received her J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and her B.A. in political science from UC Santa Barbara. She is interested in writing about human rights and American foreign policy. Views expressed are her own.

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On International Human Rights Day, Let's Renew Our Commitment to LGBT Rights

(4) Comments | Posted December 10, 2013 | 9:00 AM

On Dec. 10, marking the celebration of International Human Rights Day, it is remarkable to see the growing international commitment to protect and promote the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. Bob Dylan's civil rights anthem, "The Times They Are a-Changin'," could have been the theme song...

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A Tale of Two Dolmas: Iraqi Refugees in the US

(0) Comments | Posted August 15, 2013 | 1:30 PM

Dolma is an Iraqi dish, a work of art really if you've ever seen it prepared. It's made of grape leaves and meticulously hollowed out eggplant, zucchini, and other vegetables stuffed with a delicious mixture of rice, meat, and spices.

I've seen this dish prepared and eaten it together...

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