Schwartz Memorial Lecture: Gary Haugen '91, "A New Mandate for Human Rights"

Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 4:00pm

The University of Chicago Law School is proud to welcome Gary Haugen '91 for the 2010 Ulysses and Marguerite Schwarz Memorial Lecture. The Schwartz Lectureship is held by a distinguished lawyer or teacher whose experience is in the academic field or practice of public service. Haugen is President and CEO of International Justice Mission, a human rights organization with operations in 12 countries. The Schwartz Lecture will take place Thursday, February 18 at 4:00 p.m. in the Weymouth Kirkland Courtroom.

Haugen's lecture, entitled "A New Mandate for Human Rights: Why a Half Century of Human Rights Activism and International Development is Failing the Poor, and What Can Be Done about It," will probe why significant contributions by the international development and modern human rights movements have failed to establish a platform of basic rule of law in the developing world.