News & Media

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The Richardson Center is supporting local organizations to build bridges using story in Rakhine State, Myanmar.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Peace is a sensitive word in Rakhine State where the Muslim Rohingya and Buddhist Rakhine communities are both negatively impacted by communal violence. In 2012, violent clashes erupted and changed many communities into divisive and difficult places to live. Hundreds of lives were lost, villages burned to the ground, people sent to IDP camps andRead the full article »

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“Eliminate, Neutralize, And Disrupt” The Richardson Center Hails US Senate Decision On Wildlife Trafficking

Friday, September 16, 2016

Wildlife activists and conservationists can rejoice that they now have an anti-trafficking law with teeth. The Richardson Center applauds the bi-partisan action last night by the US Senate to pass HR 2494, the “Eliminate, Neutralize, and Disrupt Wildlife Trafficking Act (END).” This bill finally delivers the tools and resources needed to effectively fight the global poaching crisis that threatensRead the full article »

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2016 Third Quarter Newsletter

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Recapping the recent efforts led by the Richardson Center for Global Engagement. To view the newsletter click here.

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Richardson Center and the Humane Society to Team Up!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Top level talks were held in Washington, DC on August 17th between the Richardson Center for Global Engagement (RCGE) and the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). The two animal welfare advocates have agreed to announce a partnership initiative next month in support of a new chimpanzee sanctuary in Liberia. Pictured (left to right) Mickey Bergman, Executive Vice President RCGE, KittyRead the full article »

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Richardson Center lauds the coalition that helped retire 19 former New Mexican test chimps to Chimp Haven in Louisiana

Thursday, August 11, 2016

After decades of struggling to secure their freedom, Animal Protection of New Mexico shares exclusive photos of 19 New Mexican research chimpanzees in their first months of safety. KEITHVILLE, LA – After 30 plus years and more than 500 painful, invasive medical procedures, 19 New Mexico chimpanzees confined to a Texas research facility can finallyRead the full article »

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American mom imprisoned in Africa sparks ‘#FreeFanta’ effort

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Two months ago an American mother of two was plucked off the street while hailing a taxi to return home after visiting the bank. She was beaten and subsequently thrown into prison. Under normal circumstances, there would be fierce public outrage and protests demanding her release. But Fanta Jawara was arrested in Gambia, a smallRead the full article »

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Their mom is jailed in West Africa, and they are desperate to bring her home to the U.S.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

“I think this is a case of egregious conduct against a person who happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time,” Richardson told me Sunday. “This is an American citizen who has obviously been treated unfairly and maligned.” Read Full Article Here  

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Harambe: A Rallying Cry

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Governor Richardson speaks out on the recent shooting of the Cincinnati Zoo gorilla, and encourages that the time and energy spent rehashing this tragedy be better utilized protecting the gorillas living in the wild today. Read Full Article Here »

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Opening Doors in Cuba

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

The American Council for Young Political Leaders (ACYPL) and the Richardson Center teamed up to co-host an exchange to Cuba for a bi-partisan delegation. The Young Leaders Exchange provided an opportunity for rising political stars to experience a global dialogue. Members of the delegation share their experience of “stepping back in time” to the streets of Havana.Read the full article »

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Cuba will fail at tourism, but it can win at creative technology

Friday, May 27, 2016

Marcelino J. Alvarez’s piece about his recent trip to Cuba with the Richardson Center- an insight into art and technology and where the U.S. should be focusing its business efforts. Read the full article »