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Weissberg Fall Forum in Human Rights - September 28, 2017

Every 25 Seconds

Illustration © 2016 Brian Stauffer for Human Rights Watch

7:00 pm: Annual Lecture

Tess Borden,  "The Human Toll of Criminalizing Drug Use in the United States"

Tess BordenRichardson Auditorium

Tess Borden is a staff attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey. Prior, she was the 2015-2017 Aryeh Neier Fellow at the American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch. She works on the intersection of drug policy and criminal justice and is author of the 196-page ACLU/Human Rights Watch report “Every 25 Seconds: The Human Toll of Criminalizing Drug Use in the United States.” 

4:00 pm: Alumni Career Panel on Human Rights

Richardson Auditorium

This panels, held each year, helps current students anticipate the kinds of courses and experiential activities they will want to pursue in order to prepare for careers related to human rights and identify post-graduation activities. Pictured at right,  2015 panelists.

The fall 2017 alumni panelists are:

  • Kidan Araya’13, Operations Specialist, One Health Institute at UC Davis, Davis, CA
  • Sandy Bogar’10, instructor and research fellow in the Institute for Health & Equity, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
  • Ian Hedges'12, Chief Executive Officer, HealthNet of Rock County, Janesville, WI
  • Emily Knapp’10, doctoral candidate in Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD
  • Amanda Mehl’06, Public Health Administrator, Boone County Health Department,  Belvidere, IL 


For information on past lecturers and panelists, see Annual Reports here.