McGovern Discusses Politics of Human Rights

October 17, 2013

Congressman James McGovern will discuss “The Politics of Human Rights in the 21st Century”  on Friday, Oct. 18 at 3:30 p.m. in 423 Tobin Hall.

Since his election in 1996, McGovern has been recognized as an advocate for his district, a crusader for change and a supporter for social justice and fundamental human rights.

Currently serving his ninth term in Congress, McGovern serves as the second ranking Democrat on the powerful House Rules Committee, which sets the terms for debate and amendments on most legislation; and a member of the House Agriculture Committee. McGovern is also co-chair of both the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission and the House Hunger Caucus.

His visit part of the Interdisciplinary Seminar on Conflict and Violence, which is designed to promote interdisciplinary exchanges among faculty and students interested in the topics of conflict, violence, and peace, from a wide range of departments across campus. Each meeting includes a 30-35 minute presentation is followed by a half-hour discussion.

The event is sponsored by the psychology of peace and violence program and the Public Education for Peacebuilding Support Initiative of the United States Institute of Peace.