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In Good Conscience: Human Rights in an Age of Terrorism, Violence, and Limited Resources (2016)

April 5th, 2016, 6 – 8 p.m. | Fordham Law School

Pervasive fears sparked by acts of terror, violent crime and resource scarcity test our values and raise critical questions about how enduring our support for human rights may be.

When does the right to live safely and securely trump our obligation to uphold basic human rights? Is our attitude toward extreme remedies such as capital punishment and torture rooted in principle or in pragmatism? What do we owe survivors of genocide and other tragedies?

Speakers include Ivan Simonovic (Assistant Secretary-General, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations), Consolee Nishimwee (Author of “Tested to the Limit: A Genocide Survivor’s Story of Pain, Resilience, and Hope”), and Dr. Celia B. Fisher (Director of the Center for Ethics Education, Fordham University). The event will be moderated Dr. Andrea Bartoli (Dean of the School of Diplomacy and International Relations at Seton Hall University).

Join us for a forum on the challenge of upholding human rights, compassion and justice in an increasingly insecure world.

Admission is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to, or call 212-636-7347. For more information, please visit


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