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December 20, 2014 - 10:00am EST
‘Tis the season of giving! An expression that becomes customary as acts of giving become commonplace around this time of year. As we walk down the street and see toy donation stands being constructed or hear that charming bell ringing for the Salvation Army, the holiday season is the time when charitable giving is at its prime. Each donation that we give is cherished in our hearts, as we believe our act of kindness will [...] Read More
December 19, 2014 - 10:00am EST
The olde English proverb goes something like, “All good things must come to an end.” Such is the state of my rapidly expiring tenure at CGS as a government relations research associate. It’s been a heck of a couple months, and I’ll take the experiences I had here with me forever in my professional career. Here are some of my honest reflections. When I first showed up, I really hadn’t a clue about the inner workings of a [...] Read More
December 18, 2014 - 10:00am EST
The Senate Intelligence Committee recently released a much-anticipated executive summary of a more than 6,000-page report on the Central Intelligence Agency’s tactics in questioning detainees in the wake of the September 11th terrorist attacks.  The report documents in detail the inhumane "enhanced interrogation techniques" used by the CIA at various facilities around the world. The techniques included the use of insects [...] Read More
December 18, 2014 - 10:00am EST
Let us make migration work for the benefit of migrants and countries alike. We owe this to the millions of migrants who, through their courage, vitality and dreams, help make our societies more prosperous, resilient and diverse.       —Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General In 2000, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 18 December International Migrants Day to commemorate the UN’s 1990 adoption of the [...] Read More
December 12, 2014 - 10:00am EST
After months of hard work, it was finally time to pull out all the stops and make a highly anticipated trip to Capitol Hill to lobby congressional staffers! Dressed to the nines, as any three young professionals in DC should be, two colleagues and I left our cozy Eastern Market office for the mountainous doom and gloom of Capitol South for the day. Our objective: to successfully lobby three offices into co-sponsoring or [...] Read More
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