Hardwired: On the Frontlines of Freedom

Hardwired has launched an interview series, On the Frontlines of Freedom, which is available on Podcast and YouTube.  Hardwired founder, Tina Ramirez, will delve into the heroic stories of educators and advocates in the field of human rights who she’s known both personally and professionaly over the years.

These men and women show the power of respect for human dignity and exemplify the courage to stand up for the right of the most vulnerable.  They are truly on the frontlines in countries where freedom is most fragile.  

The Sahrawi Struggle

July 20, 2022 – With a hopeful spirit, Ambassador at Large for Western Sahara Mouloud Said stands on the frontlines to reclaim the freedom for the Sahrawi people.

Diffusing Fears

June 15, 2022 – A conversation with religious freedom champion, Zeina Dbouk, about utilizing teaching strategies in her classroom to infuse a culture of pluralism.

A Mother's Day Miracle

May 4, 2022 – Mohaned Elnour, a Muslim lawyer from Sudan, is courageously defending religious freedom for all people in a country still healing from a brutal dictatorship and persecuting innocent minorities through radical laws.

Giving Defectors a Voice

April 20, 2022 – Dr. Suzanne Scholte has been standing on the frontlines of freedom for nearly three decades, taking on the North Korea regime.

FORB in the European Parliament

April 6, 2022 – Dr. Dennis de Jong, former Member of the European Parliament, successfully founded and built the first working group on Freedom of Religion or Belief in the Parliament.

A President's Legacy

March 23, 2022 – A conversation with human rights activist and daughter of Indonesia’s fourth President, Alissa Wahid.

A World Beyond Nationalities

March 9, 2022 –  A first-hand account from Tatiana Moon about her father’s vision for the Unification Church, and a free North Korea.

Peace through Education

February 23, 2022 – A conversation with Dr. Felisa Tibbitts about the power of education to change the trajectory of communities.

Canary in the Coal Mine

February 9, 2022 – From defending big corporations to defending religious liberty, Angela Wu Howard’s life was changed forever.

Ring the Alarm Bells

January 26, 2022 – Naomi Kikoler discusses the role of the Holocaust Museum to recognize early warning signs of mass atrocities and advise on how to respond.

Religious Freedom in the U.S.

January 12, 2022 – As religious diversity swelled within the United States, Eric Treene helped bring a “quaint area of law” to the forefront of American policy.

Overcoming Slaughter and Dictatorship

December 15, 2021 – A recount of the horrors of Saddam Hussain’s dictatorship, and best methods to stand up for better governance and democracy with Zainab Al-Suwaij.


The Power of the UDHR

December 8, 2021 – A conversation with Dr. Habib Malik about the authoring and influence of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.


Human Rights in India: Past, Present, Future

November 17, 2021 – An interview with journalist Ajit Sahi, a Hindu from India working to advance greater protection for people of all faiths.


Ani-Semitism On the Rise

November 10, 2021 – A conversation with Julie Fishman Rayman of the AJC on the alarming trend of anti-Semitism.


Advocating Universal Human Rights Within Islam

November 3, 2021 – A first-generation American Muslim, Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, courageously reforming political Islam.


Enduring Communist China

October 27, 2021 – Dr. Bob Fu endures prison in China for “illegal evangelism”, and starts ChinaAid to fight for freedom.


A (Chaldean) Police Officer’s Perspective


Fleeing Castro’s Cuba

October 13, 2021 – Kristina Arriaga shares her personal experience with Castro’s Cuba, and the dangers of suppression of free speech.


World Teacher's Day

October 6, 2021 – On World Teacher’s Day, we honor Tufts University professor Elizabeth Prodromou for her dedication in teaching students to value the freedom of thought, conscience, religion or belief for all people.


A Bi-Partisan Success Story

September 29, 2021 – A look back on the founding of the IRF Caucus with co-founders Andrea Martin, Tina Ramirez and Julie Rayman.




From Holocaust Survivor to Member of Congress

September 22, 2021 – Dr. Katrina Lantos Swett shares how she’s carrying on her late father’s legacy for human rights.


Tracking the U.S. Constitution

September 15, 2021 – An interview with Dr. Nicholas Cole who created the Quill Project at Oxford University to track the U.S. Constitution’s creation process.


Leading at the United Nations