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Michael Posner

Bahrain Detainees Need Rights Protection: U.S. Envoy

AP | REEM KHALIFA and BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 08.15.2011 | World

MANAMA, Bahrain — American officials are concerned about claims of abuses against detainees following Bahrain's crackdowns on Shiite-led protest...

Can the U.S. Afford Economic Rights in an Economic Crisis?

Hope Lewis | Posted 06.21.2011 | Business
Hope Lewis

We can't afford not to promote economic and social rights when constitutional courts, schools, and ordinary people protesting on the streets around the world are beginning to understand and apply them.

When are Budget Cuts 'Too Deep'?

Maria Foscarinis | Posted 06.08.2011 | Impact
Maria Foscarinis

The public debate about the budget crisis is increasingly disconnected from any sense of priority or purpose. Are proposed cuts to safety net programs "too deep"?

A Year After the Coup: U.S. Honduras Policy Failing the Honduran People

Sarah Stephens | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sarah Stephens

As we mark the first anniversary of the coup which toppled the democratically elected president Mel Zelaya from office, Honduras's public institutions remain deeply politicized and, in many instances, corrupt.

Arizona's Latino Law

Giles Slade | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Giles Slade

Last week I spoke with Leo R. Chavez, author of The Latino Threat, about Arizona's new legislation that delivers unprecedented power into the hands of the police.

Obama's Human Rights Record a Disappointment

Stephen Zunes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephen Zunes

Obama's failure to more boldly address human rights concerns has alienated much of Obama's progressive base of support.

Michael Posner To Head State Department's Human Rights Bureau: Official

Bloomberg.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Feb. 25 (Bloomberg) -- China's human rights record worsened last year in areas that included harassment of dissidents and repression of ethnic minorit...

Can Games, Meditation and Parenting Help Improve Attention?

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

I am honored to interview today Michael I. Posner, a prominent scientist in the field of cognitive neuroscience.