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Prominent Scholars on Human Rights and Restorative Justice to Visit Oregon Law This Fall

Professor Howard Zehr, known to many as the “grandfather of the restorative justice movement,” will visit the University of Oregon on October 15 and 16 to deliver a public lecture on his work and to facilitate a workshop, titled “Severe Violence Dialogue,” for students and faculty.

Zehr’s insights stem from his work in the nation’s first victim-offender encounter program. His book Changing Lenses: A Focus for Crime and Justice is a foundational text. He currently serves as Professor of Sociology and Restorative Justice at Eastern Mennonite University.

Additionally, Professor Henry Shue, one of the world’s foremost scholars of human rights and international ethics, will visit the University of Oregon November 12 and16. During his stay, he will visit courses, lead seminars for students and faculty and deliver a public address, titled “The State of Human Rights.” He will also participate in a Presidential Roundtable with academic leadership at Johnson Hall.

Shue is a Senior Research Fellow and professor of politics and international relations at Merton College, University of Oxford. His book Basic Rights: Persistence, Affluence, and U.S. Foreign Policy shaped the field of international distributive justice. His research focuses on the role of human rights, especially economic rights, in international affairs and on institutions to protect the vulnerable.

“Restorative Justice: Victims’ Needs, Repairing Harm and Building Community” will take place Monday, October 15 at 6 p.m. in the University of Oregon Erb Memorial Union Fir Room. All are welcome. This event is sponsored by UO Conflict Resolution Services, the Oregon Law Appropriate Dispute Resolution Center and Community Mediation Services of Lane County. For more information, please contact crs@uoregon.edu.

"The State of Human Rights" will take place Thursday, November 15 at 7 p.m. in Knight Law Center Room 110. All are welcome. This event is sponsored by the Carlton and Roberta Ripley Savage Endowment for International Relations and Peace, the Oregon Law Appropriate Dispute Resolution Center and the Robert D. Clark Honors College. For more information, please contact Johanna Luttrell at jluttre1@uoregon.edu.


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