2006.10.13 > For Immediate Release
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Stephen Marks to Give Goldstein Lecture on Human Rights Oct. 19
Omaha - The director of the Program on Human Rights in Development at the Harvard School of Public Health will be the featured speaker at the annual Goldstein Lecture on Human Rights at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO). The presentation is set for Thursday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m.
Stephen P. Marks is also the François-Xavier Bagnoud Professor of Health and Human Rights at Harvard and a Senior Fellow. His presentation is titled "Human Rights in Development: Competing Claims and Economic Empowerment." The event is free and open to the public, and will be held in the Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Room.
Until July 1999, Marks was the director of the United Nations (UN) Studies Program and co-director of the Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs Concentration at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) of Columbia University. He currently serves as the chair of the UN High Level Task Force on the Implementation of the Right to Development. His publications relate to human rights, public health, peacebuilding and international institutions.
The Shirley and Leonard Goldstein Lecture on Human Rights was established in 1997 through a significant gift from the Goldsteins. The couple believes it is important to focus attention on the plight of people around the world who suffer from the abuse of human rights. For more than 25 years, Shirley Goldstein devoted her life to promoting human rights around the world, especially in securing freedom for Soviet Jews. Each year, the Goldstein Lecture brings a distinguished scholar or leading expert on human rights to the UNO campus.
Representatives from the departments of philosophy and religion, political science and international studies serve on the Goldstein Lecture Committee.
For more information about the Goldstein Lecture, call (402) 554-2628 or visit the Web at http://www.unomaha.edu/religion/goldstein.home.htm.
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