In Good Conscience: Human Rights in an Age of Terrorism, Violence, and Limited Resources

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In Good Conscience: Human Rights in an Age of Terrorism, Violence, and Limited Resources

Time: April 5, 2016 from 6pm to 8pm
Location: Fordham Law School
Street: 150 W. 62nd St
City/Town: New York
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Event Type: forum
Organized By: the Fordham Center on Religion and Culture and the Fordham Center for Ethics Education
Latest Activity: Mar 8, 2016

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Join us for a forum on the challenge of upholding human rights, compassion and justice in an increasingly insecure world.

Admission is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to

Ivan Simonovic

Ivan Šimonović is the former Minister of Justice-designate of Croatia. He has worked as a politician and diplomat, working with organizations like the Croatian Diplomatic Corps. Šimonović is a graduate of the University of Zagreb Law School. In 1997, Šimonović moderated the United Nations Economic and Social Council. In May 2010, Šimonović was appointed became the Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights.

Consolee Nishimwee

Consolee Nishimwe is an outspoken speaker on the topic of genocide, and an active advocate against rights violations. She works with global issues of women's rights, and with other genocide survivors.

Celia Fisher

Celia B. Fisher, PhD, is the Marie Ward Doty Endowed University Chair and Professor of Psychology, and founding Director of the Fordham University Center for Ethics Education. She currently directs the NIDA funded Fordham University Training Institute on HIV Prevention Research Ethics. She also currently serves as a member on the National Academies' Revisions to the Common Rule for the Protection of Human Subjects in Research in the Behavioral and Social Sciences. She is past Chair of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Human Studies Review Board, a past member of the DHHS Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections (SACHRP; and co-chair of the SACHRP Subcommittee on Children’s Research) and a founding editor of the journal Applied Developmental Science.

Matthew Waxman

Matthew Waxman is an expert in national security law and international law, including issues related to executive power; international human rights and constitutional rights; military force and armed conflict; and terrorism. He holds a JD from Yale Law School and clerked for Associate Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter and Judge Joel M. Flaum of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Before joining the Columbia faculty, he served in senior positions at the U.S. State Department, Department of Defense and National Security Council. Professor Waxman was a Fulbright Scholar to the United Kingdom, where he studied international relations and military history. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, where he also serves as Adjunct Senior Fellow for Law & Foreign Policy, and he is the Co-Chair of the Cybersecurity Center at the Columbia Data Science Institute.

Andrea Bartoli

ModeratorAndrea Bartoli is an international conflict resolution expert. He has served as dean of George Mason University's School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution, and is the founder and former director of the Center for International Conflict Resolution at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs.

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