Earlier this year, Virginia became 1 of only 10 states in the U.S. to pass a Bill of Rights for domestic workers. But Jennifer Fish (Old Dominion University) says more work needs to be done to protect the human rights of domestic workers – the majority of which are women from foreign countries with no path to citizenship. Jennifer has been named an Outstanding Faculty member by The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. And: Kirsten Gelsdorf (University of Virginia) has spent over 20 years working for the United Nation and other organizations in the humanitarian sector. She discusses her experience in disaster zones and clears up some commonly-held misconceptions about humanitarian aid.


Later in the show: According to the Guiness Book of World Records, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is the most translated document in the world. But it’s not typically taught in American classrooms. Eric Bonds (University of Mary Washington) says we could learn a lot from studying the document and applying its moral framework to our own communities in the United States. Plus: Before the Cold War, UN peacekeeping missions were executed almost entirely by the United States and Great Britain. Now, the top 8 countries who contribute to UN peacekeeping missions are developing countries. Tim Passmore (Virginia Military Institute) says this may signal a larger shift in the global power structure.

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