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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

Primary Contact
Esther Hassel [email protected]

Past events in series


Human Rights Lecture Series: The Noble Pursuit of Human Rights

Dr. Anjhula Mya Singh Bais discusses how she became interested in "The Noble Pursuit of Human Rights," her life story, including her career trajectory.
November 7, 202212:50 P.M. - 2:50 P.M.St. Francis College

Human Rights Lecture Series: "Not Your Grandmother's Ten Commandments" with Rev. Ana Levy-Lyons

Rev. Ana Levy-Lyons explores how the seemingly mundane obligations enshrined in each of the Commandments are really fierce practices of liberation.
September 22, 202212:50 P.M. - 2:50 P.M.St. Francis College

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