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A Conversation on Human Rights and New Directions for U.S. Policy

This event is open by invitation only

Featuring Dr. William Schulz, AM’74, Executive Director Emeritus of Amnesty International 1994-2006 and Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress.

Date: November 14, 2008

Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Location: School of Social Service Administration
969 East 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

"William Schulz . . . has done more than anyone in the American human rights movement to make human rights issues known in the United States" -- The New York Review of Books, June, 2002.

From refugee camps of Darfur, Sudan, to the poorest villages in India; from the prison cells of Monrovia, Liberia, to the business suites of Hong Kong to Louisiana's death row, Dr. William F. Schulz has traveled the globe in pursuit of a world free from human rights violations. In the United States, Dr. Schulz is a foremost voice for human rights speaking on campuses, in boardrooms and to civic organizations.

A frequent guest on television programs such as Good Morning, America, The Today Show, Hardball and Nightline, Dr. Schulz will be speaking about his latest book, The Future of Human Rights: US Policy for a New Era (2008, University of Pennsylvania Press). He is also the author of In Our Own Best Interest: How Defending Human Rights Benefits Us All (2001, Beacon Press) and Tainted Legacy: 9/11 and the Ruin of Human Rights (2003, Nation Books); and the contributing editor of The Phenomenon of Torture: Readings and Commentary (2007, University of Pennsylvania Press).

A recipient of the Public Service Citation from the University of Chicago Alumni Association and the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Oberlin College Alumni Association, Dr. Schulz is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Oberlin College, holds a master’s degree in philosophy from the University of Chicago and the Doctor of Ministry degree from Meadville/Lombard Theological School (at the University of Chicago).

This event is open by invitation only. When you register online, you will be asked for the promo code you received in your invitation.

Please register for this event by Tuesday, November 11, 2008 or by calling (773) 702-1164. You and your guest(s) are welcomed to attend the Centennial Opening Event following at 5:00 p.m.