Dr. Ellen Kennedy presents a lecture on raising awareness about violence and discrimination.
- Tuesday, November 28, 2017 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
- Strand Union Building, Ballroom A - view map
The Honors College is proud to host Dr. Ellen Kennedy, Executive Director World Without Genocide at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, in a lecture on raising awareness about violence and discrimination against women. The event will be presented on Tuesday, the 28th of November, in Ballroom A and is free and open to the public. This lecture is part of the Honors Presents Lecture Series.
Ellen Kennedy is is the founder and Executive Director of World Without Genocide at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota. The organization provides education about past and current conflicts and advocates at local, state, and national levels for policies and legislation to protect innocent people, prevent genocide, prosecute perpetrators, and remember those affected by genocide.
Kennedy has received many awards for her work, including Outstanding Citizen from the Anne Frank Center in New York, Higher Education Leader of the Year from the National Society for Experiential Education, Outstanding Service Award from the Midwest Sociological Society, two awards from the University of Minnesota, and the Change-maker award from the Minnesota Women’s Press.
World Without Genocide received a Certificate of Merit from the State of Minnesota - Office of the Governor for efforts to seek justice and to eliminate genocide around the globe and the 2014 Minnesota Ethical Leadership Award.
Kennedy is an adjunct professor at Mitchell Hamline School of Law and is the Minnesota representative to AMICC, a national organization that advocates for the International Criminal Court. She is a member of the Edina Human Rights and Relations Commission, a member of the United Nations Association of Minnesota Advisory Council, a board member of the FBI Minneapolis Citizens Academy Alumni Association, and President of the Minneapolis University Rotary Club. Kennedy received her BA degree from the University of Michigan and two doctorate degrees from the University of Minnesota.
For more information, please contact the Honors College at (406) 994-4110