Amnesty International Executive Director William Schulz Speaks at Denison
Date of Event: April 1, 2008
Posted: March 25, 2008 / Last Updated: March 27, 2008
William F. Schulz, the executive director of Amnesty International USA, will speak at Denison University at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1, in Swasey Chapel (200 Chapel Drive). His topic is "The Final Test: Darfur, Genocide and the Responsibility to Protect." Sponsored by the Denison Lecture Series, the event is free and open to the public.
Drawing upon his firsthand experience in Darfur, Sudan, his 12 years as executive director of Amnesty International USA and his current work designing policy for a new administration under the auspices of the Center for American Progress, Schulz describes the roots and the reality of the crisis in Darfur and what it tells us about larger issues of mass atrocities, international complacency and the future of US leadership in the struggle for a more humane world.
Schulz is an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister and was appointed executive director of Amnesty International in 1994. He was named Humanist of the Year by the American Humanist Association in 2000. Schulz participated in an Amnesty mission to Darfur, Sudan, to help redress the humanitarian crisis in that region.
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CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- William F. Schulz, executive director of Amnesty International, lectures on "Human Rights and Genocide in Darfur" at 7:30 p.m. on Tues., April 1, in Swasey Chapel (200 Chapel Drive). The lecture is free and open to the public. Call 216-533-2180 to confirm information.
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