The Lantos Foundation is excited to announce the launch of our podcast The Keeper. Hosted by our own President, Dr. Katrina Lantos Swett, The Keeper will feature in depth conversations about some of the most pressing matters of justice in our world and will welcome some of the most important human rights leaders of our time as guests.
We take our name from Congressman Lantos’ personal conviction, fully lived out in his own life, that we have a moral and ethical obligation to be our brother and sister’s keeper. This guiding principle led Congressman Lantos to found the Congressional Human Rights Caucus and use his eloquence, leadership, and personal passion to advocate fiercely on behalf of those whose human rights were being trampled in every corner of the world.
Our inaugural season will begin with a fascinating interview with two fearless advocates for democracy and freedom in China - Dr. Yang Jianli and Mr. Jared Genser. Yang Jianli is the founder of Initiatives for China and a former jailed human rights activist. Jared is the founder of Freedom Now and one of the most effective and admired human rights lawyers in the world. These extraordinary men address a wide range of topics from the shameful death of Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo at the hands of Chinese authorities, to the communist regimes fear that the outside world will recognize how fragile its hold on power really is.