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Human Rights Lecture Series

Human Rights Lecture Series

The Human Rights Lecture Series, established in Spring 2021 as an integral part of the Human Rights Program features leading experts and activists from the corporate, non-governmental, non-profit, academic, or governmental sectors to share their perspectives on advancing human rights, broadly defined in all its aspects, with internal and external communities.

This series is hosted and organized by SFC International, in collaboration with the SFC Institute for Global Engagement and the Economics, History, and Political Science Department.

Former Speakers Have Included:

  • Luna Corbetta, Principal at PwC and SFC Human Rights Fellow – Spring 2021
  • Dr. Aniket Shah, Columbia University’s Center on Sustainable Investment – Spring 2021
  • Paul O'Brien, J.D., Executive Director, Amnesty International USA – Spring 2021
  • Dr. Philippe Nassif, Advocacy Director- Middle East and North Africa, Amnesty International USA – Fall 2021
  • Natalie Jesionka, Writer, Journalist and Human Trafficking Expert and SFC Human Rights Fellow – Fall 2021
  • Dr. Agnes Callamard, Secretary General of Amnesty International – Fall 2021
  • Dr. Jochen Fried, President & CEO, Global Citizenship Alliance – Spring 2022
  • Samir Goswami, Chief Operating Officer at Partnership on Artificial Intelligence – Spring 2022
  • Dr. Farid Hafez, Professor of International Studies at Williams College and SFC Human Rights Fellow – Spring 2022
  • Rev. Ana Levy-Lyons, Senior Minister of First Unitarian Universalist Congregational Society in Brooklyn and SFC Human Rights Fellow – Fall 2022
  • Pedro X. Molina, Nicaraguan political cartoonist, visiting critic in the Einaudi Center’s Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program at Cornell University, and SFC Human Rights Fellow – Fall 2022
  • Dr. Anjhula Mya Singh Bais, Chair of the International Board, Amnesty International and International Psychologist – Fall 2022
  • Professor Philip Alston, JSD , New York University School of Law – Spring 2023
  • Ingrid Carlson, Director, Global Strategy & Leadership, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) – Spring 2023
Primary Contact
Esther Hassell [email protected]

Past events in series


Human Rights Lecture Series Presents Global Trends in 2023: Eruption, Disruption and Change

Ingrid Carlson discusses what the biggest global trends are and their implications for human rights as well as the impact we, as individuals, can have in this environment.
March 23, 202312:50 P.M. - 1:50 P.M.St. Francis College

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