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Hannah Arendt Center for Ethical and Political Thought
Bard College, Annendale-on-Hudson, NY
The mission of the Center is to foster thinking about problems and crises that reflect the insight and independence that Hannah Arendt brought to bear on political and ethical themes from anti-Semitism and totalitarianism to thoughtless consumerism and lying in politics.
http://www.bard.edu/institutes/arendtcenter/
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Facing History and Ourselves
Brookline, MA, Cleveland, OH, New York City, NY, Chicago, IL, Denver, CO, LA and Hayward, CA, Toronto, Canada, and London, UK
Founded in 1976, we are an international educational and professional development nonprofit organization whose mission is to engage students of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and antisemitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry. By studying the historical development of the Holocaust and other examples of genocide, students make the essential connection between history and the moral choices they confront in their own lives. -facinghistory.org
http://www.facinghistory.org/
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The International Rescue Committee

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is an international organization that provides support, aid, and help in areas of crisis and "leads refugees from harm to home." It was started at the request of the International Relief Association, headed by Albert Einstein, an American committee has been formed to assist Germans suffering from the policies of the Hitler regime. It aids victims of civil oppression in many lands without reference to religious or political faith.
http://www.theirc.org/
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The East-West Center
East-West Center 1601 East-West Road Honolulu, Hawaii 96848
The East-West Center out of Hawaii supports the learning of Asia and does programs for educators and students. Has plenty of contemporary and historical resources available. Established 1960.
http://www.eastwestcenter.org/education/
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The Palestine Education Project
New York, NY.
PEP works with school groups on bridging the dialogue on the Israel-Palestine Conflict and uses audio, film and interactive techniques to help student engagement and thought.
http://www.thinkpep.net
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AJA International
San Diego, CA; Bogota, Colombia
Founded in 2000 and based in San Diego, the AjA Project runs Journey, an after-school participatory photography program that engages refugee and immigrant youth through the visual storytelling process. Students use photography to reflect upon, process, and share their experiences of migration; increase their self-esteem; and strengthen their ability to think critically about their identities and cultural communities. The AjA Project also has two international sister programs. Record of Truth, based in a refugee camp along the Thailand/ Burma border, is a participatory photography program that provides young refugees from the Karen ethnic group in Burma with tools to document their changing culture and lives. Disparando Camaras para la Paz, the AjA Project's participatory photography program in Bogota, Colombia, gives internally displaced children an opportunity not only to reflect on their tumultuous lives but also to be the agents of social change rather than passive observers. (From Ajaproject.org)
http://www.ajaproject.org/organization.html
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The Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at New York University
The Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, 50, Washington Square Park, South, Room 400, New York, NY-10012.
Based out of NYU, The Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies conducts wonderful seminars for educators on teaching Near East studies in the curriculum and provides teaching resources in a variety of forms.
http://www.nyu.edu/gsas/program/neareast/