Human Rights Activism During the End of the Cold War


In this video, Dr. Sarah B. Snyder, author of Human Rights Activism and the End of the Cold War talks with Ambassador Richard Schifter, former Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs, and National Security Archive Research Fellow Svetlana Savranskaya about the role of human rights activism in the end of the Cold War.Snyder’s recent book looks at the connections among Eastern European dissidents, human rights activists in the West, and high-level diplomats such as Ambassador Schifter and argues their common efforts helped contribute to the peaceful end of the Cold War.

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