Dr. Rick Halperin will be speaking at Lake Highlands HS on Wednesday, January 15th

Dr. Rick Halperin will speak to Lake Highlands High School students and educators on January 15th about different components of human rights and why understanding the subject is not only important, but it is increasingly necessary in our global environment.

Dr. Rick Halperin began teaching human rights courses in 1990 in the William P. Clements Department of History at Southern Methodist University. After being chosen as Director of the new Embrey Human Rights Program, he began overseeing its academic program, planning its public events, and developing a wide array of human rights focused trips.

Halperin has held many leadership positions in human rights and social justice organizations. During his 50-year affiliation with Amnesty International USA, he has served as chair of its board of directors three times. He has also served on the boards of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, the Center for Survivors of Torture, the International Rescue Committee and the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty.

He has participated in a U.N. human rights delegation that inspected Irish prison conditions in Dublin and Belfast, as well as in delegations monitoring human rights in El Salvador and Palestinian refugee camps in Gaza. Halperin holds a PHD in Southern U.S. History from Auburn University, a Master of Arts degree in Southern U.S. History from Southern Methodist University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in U.S. History from George Washington University.

The event will take place in the library of Lake Highlands High School and will start promptly at 4:15 pm.

Lake Highlands High School

9449 Church Rd. Dallas, TX 75238

To attend this event, please email cfangman@dfwworld.org.

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