Monday Briefing | October 12

Monday Briefing | October 12

Demonstrators block New York City street, call for aid for Armenia in  conflict with Azerbaijan - ABC7 New York

Demonstrators stopped traffic on a Manhattan street on Saturday. Photo courtesy of https://abc7ny.com/armenia-rally-azerbaijan-conflict-turkey/6926478/.

 

Stories to Follow:

Armenia and Azerbaijan Ceasefire: Armenia and Azerbaijan have agreed on a ceasefire on Saturday, October 10, following a dispute over control of the territory Nagorno-Karabakh. The territory is located inside of Azerbaijan territory but is under the control of ethnic Armenian forces. Azerbaijan has long claimed that it will retake the territory, which is controlled by Armenia, is internationally recognized as Azerbaijani. Tensions flared in July, but the dispute dates back to 1994.

Second Presidential Debate canceled following President Trump’s positive coronavirus diagnosis: On October 9, the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) announced that the second presidential debate which was scheduled to take place on October 15 in Miami has been canceled. This is following disagreements between the Biden and Trump campaigns and the CPD regarding protocol for the debate following President Trump’s positive coronavirus diagnosis. 

This Week in JPI:

Do you want to be published in the fall 2020 issue of JPI? Submit papers, book reviews, policy analysis, original manuscripts and review articles by October 20 to jpinquiry@gmail.com.

Happening this week: 

Lecture with Bryan Stevenson: Founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI), Aronson Family Professor of Criminal Justice at the NYU School of Law, and author of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption on Monday Oct 12 | 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. EDT. RSVP here.

Conference for Immigration, Equal Protection, and the Promise of Racial Justice: The Legacy of Jean v. Nelson: The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. and the Center on Human Rights and Global Justice will discuss the struggle to secure racial justice for Haitian asylum seekers in the 1980s. The conference will then explore subsequent efforts by advocates, academics, policymakers and activists to vindicate the promise of equal protection for immigrants of color in the United States and internationally. Thursday Oct 22 – Friday Oct 23 | 12:15 p.m.– 4:15 p.m. EDT.  RSVP here.

In your free time: 

The SHC offers free flu shots to all NYU students at the NYU Flu Clinic. More information on where to get your free flu shot here.

This week’s Monday Briefing was brought to you by Elizabeth McIntosh. 

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