Lessons Learned:Countering Human Rights

Violations and Anti-Democratic Backlash

University Center, Suite D
St. John’s University, Queens Campus

Thursday, September 23, 2021
Roundtable: 3:30pm – 5:30pm
Light reception to follow

The Government and Politics department at St. John’s University is pleased to announce two events, cohosted with RI-SE and to coincide with the UN General Assembly. Join us for a discussion of nonviolent movements around the world, aimed to counter human rights violations and anti-democratic backlash. To discuss lessons learned from previous movements, we will hear from experts, scholars, and those directly involved in the fight against human rights violations.

Featured Speakers:
Ambassador John Limbert
Dr. Azzedine Layachi
Farida Bouattoura
Dr. Pamela Kay Struss
Mediated by
Dr. Fred Cocozzelli and RI-SE President, Hamid Lellou

RI-SE, Reaching Independence through Social Engagement is a nonprofit organization that promotes, mediates, and facilitates nonviolent movements at local and national levels around the world. St. John’s University a Catholic, Vincentian, Metropolitan, and Global University on a Mission to Ensure Student Success and is committed to academic excellence and the pursuit of wisdom, which flows from free inquiry, religious values, and human experience.


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