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Safety in Tradition: Homeschooling’s Unexpected Rise in Post-Soviet Russia

Tue, Jun 6, 2017, 4:00pm - 5:30pm


You are cordially invited to a lecture on the topic of 

Safety in Tradition: Homeschooling’s Unexpected Rise in Post-Soviet Russia

Lauren Lee Mitchell
Global Outreach Coordinator, Home School Legal Defense Association

Tuesday, June 6
4:00 PM

The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
Washington, D.C.


This lecture is sponsored by the Kosciuszko Chair of Polish Studies and the Center for Intermarium Studies.

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Lauren Lee Mitchell is the Global Outreach Coordinator for Home School Legal Defense Association and the former Lead Legislative Assistant for HSLDA’s Federal Relations team. She is the author of numerous articles and white papers on education issues, managed HSLDA’s national anti-Common Core campaign, and is currently planning the 2018 Global Home Education Conference in St. Petersburg and Moscow, Russia. Mitchell is the editor of the Around the Globe e-newsletter, and a contributor to the Court Report Magazine. Her work and research focuses on the start-up of international homeschool grassroots organizations, as well as assisting asylum families escaping persecution for homeschooling in totalitarian and post-totalitarian states.

Mitchell is a Patrick Henry College Leadership Scholar, Intercollegiate Studies Institute Honors Scholar, and a Harvard Summer Scholar. In various academic capacities, she has spoken to audiences across the United States, India, Canada, and at the European Union. Her philanthropic efforts include court advocacy for children through CASA, mentoring children with incarcerated parents, and raising awareness for children’s health as an ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.


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