The Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy hosts a yearlong program of speakers and events each year at the law school. These events range from panel presentations, to a large two-day institute on ESC rights, to intimate discussions on human rights issues with leaders in the field. The events are open to law students, faculty, and frequently to the larger Northeastern University community and the general public. To receive events emails, subscribe to the PHRGE email list.
April 13th, 2016 - Valerie Gordon Human Rights Lecture
We are proud to announce the 22nd annual Valerie Gordon Human Rights Lecture, which honors the memory of late Valerie Gordon ’93, a fierce advocate for human rights in the US and internationally. The lecture brings outstanding lawyers, judges, scholars and advocates who work to advance human rights to deliver a keynote address at the law school. In conjunction with the lecture, the law school’s chapter of the Black Law Students Association sponsors a human rights essay contest for first year law students. The author of the winning essay is given “The Spirit of Valerie Gordon” award, presented at the lecture each spring. This year's keynote speaker will be Morten Kjaerum, the director of Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law in Sweden. Mr. Kjaerum will be delivering a keynote regarding the ongoing European migrant crisis.