Thursday, May 31, 2018
Join the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights and the International House Global Voices Program in welcoming Professor Carol Anderson of Emory University for the annual Robert H. Kirschner Human Rights Memorial Lecture.
Carol Anderson is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of African American Studies at Emory University and a 2018-19 John Simon Guggenheim Fellow in Constitutional Studies. Her research and teaching focus on public policy, particularly the ways that domestic and international policies intersect through the issues of race, justice, and equality in the United States. Anderson is the author of the 2016 New York Times bestselling White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide, which won the National Book Critics Award for criticism. She is also the author of Eyes Off the Prize: The United Nations and the African-American Struggle for Human Rights, 1944–1955, and Bourgeois Radicals: The NAACP and the Struggle for Colonial Liberation, 1941–1960.
This annual lecture program honors the life and work of Dr. Robert. H. Kirschner, MD (1940-2002). Dr. Kirschner was a clinical associate in the Department of Pathology and Pediatrics and a founding faculty board member of the Human Rights Program at the University of Chicago. Dr. Kirschner was an internationally recognized authority on forensic pathology, human rights violations, police brutality, torture and child abuse and an outspoken opponent of the death penalty. He also supported Asociacion Pro-Busqueda, a past project partner of the Human Rights Program, in their mission to reunite Salvadorean families with the children who disappeared or were adopted by U.S. families during that country’s civil war.
Doors open at 5:30PM. A reception will follow the lecture.
Free and open to the public with registration. Register here.
Co-sponsored by the International House Global Voices Program and the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights. This event is supported by the family and friends of Robert H. Kirschner and other donors.