Goldstein Family Community Chair
Community Chair in Human Rights
The Goldstein Family Community Chair in Human Rights was established in 2017 through the generosity of Shirley and Leonard Goldstein's children: Don Goldstein, Kathy Goldstein-Helm, and Gail Raznick. It brings energy and expertise to coordinate and expand a broad range of human rights initiatives at UNO. The holder of the community chair supports and enhances the work of the GCHR by serving on the executive committee and one of the three standing committees, as well as partnering on events and initiatives.
The inaugural holder of the Goldstein Family Community Chair is Dr. Laura Alexander, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies. Dr. Alexander conducts research in comparative religious ethics and interreligious dialogue, focusing on issues of human rights, just war, and refugee and immigration concerns. Her courses at UNO include "Religion and Human Rights," "Public Health and Human Rights," and "Religion, War, and Human Rights."