Ostermeier Human Rights Lecture

4:45 PM  - 6:30 PM
Thursday Oct 17, 2013
John B Davis Lecture Hall, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center

Suzanne Nossel will speak on "The New Free Speech."

Suzanne Nossel is the executive director of the PEN American Center, which works to advance literature and defend freedom of expression. She previously served as executive director of Amnesty International USA, chief operating officer for Human Rights Watch, and deputy assistant secretary of state for International Organizations at the U.S. Department of State, where she worked with Amy Ostermeier and her colleagues in the Human Rights, Humanitarian and Social Affairs office. She served as a senior fellow at the Century Foundation, the Center for American Progress, and the Council on Foreign Relations.

The Ostermeier Human Rights Lecture brings leading scholars, advocates, professionals, and policy makers to campus to speak on pressing human rights issues and to share their insight and expertise. The lecture is made possible by the Amy Ostermeier '98 Human Rights Education Fund at Macalester College, which supports educational opportunities for Macalester students to better understand the critical nature of human rights issues across the globe and the role that diplomacy plays in addressing these issues. The fund was established in 2012 with gifts in memory of Amy Ostermeier, a member of the Class of 1998. This is the first activity supported by the fund.

Contact: Roxanne Fisher

This event is for: Students, Staff, Faculty and Public

Sponsored By: Political Science

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