As part of the 25th Anniversary celebrations of the Interdisciplinary Centre for the Study of Global Change, the University of Minnesota hosted a panel discussion titled "Social Justice and Global Change: The University's Role" on November 14. The discussion focused on the University's role in effecting social justice and positive change in the world. The panel was chaired by Raymond Duvall, Professor of Political Science and ICGC Affiliate Faculty, University of Minnesota and included prominent speakers like August Nimtz, Professor of Political Science and ICGC Affiliate Faculty, University of Minnesota, Naomi Scheman, Professor of Philosophy and Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies and ICGC Affiliate Faculty, University of Minnesota, Barbara Frey, Director, Human Rights Program and ICGC Affiliate Faculty, University of Minnesota and Suren Pillay, Associate Professor, Centre for Humanities Research, University of the Western Cape.(Continue Reading)November 21st, 2014
On October 8, the University of Minnesota hosted Combatants for Peace as part of a series of events to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Members of Combatants for Peace work towards building peace and understanding between Palestinians and Israelis by breaking the cycle of violence. During the event, the speakers shared their stories of what led them to pursue nonviolent means and reach an understanding between the two sides.(Continue Reading)November 12th, 2014
The Human Rights Program is thrilled to announce Christie Nicoson as the recipient of the 2015 Rotary Peace Fellowship. Christie is the Program and Operations Director at World Without Genocide, a human rights organization headquartered at William Mitchell College of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota. She is one of fifty individuals selected this year from around the world for a fully funded academic scholarship. Christie will start her master's degree in Peace and Conflict Studies at Uppsala University, Sweden in fall of 2015.