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Diversity on Boards [Event]

24 Mar

UHPers are invited to an upcoming event that will focus on the importance of gender diversity on corporate boards.

The event

“Challenges in Corporate Governance: The Case of Diversity on Boards”

will take place on
Thursday, March 31, 2011
from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

in the Duques Hall in room 651.

This event is free and open to the public.

A  light reception will immediately follow the panel discussion.

More on the panel, after the jump.  Continue reading

“Nuremberg: Its Lessons for Today” [Film Screening w/ Panel]

24 Jan

Special Screening of

Nuremberg: Its Lessons for Today

You are invited to a special screening of an historic and powerful documentary that was made more than 60 years ago but until recently was not shown in the United States. The screening will be held on Monday, January 31, 2011, at 6:00 PM at The George Washington University under the auspices of the University’s Provost, Steven Lerman.  It will be introduced by one of its producers and followed by a panel discussion that will include faculty experts from GW.

Nuremberg: Its Lessons for Today was made shortly after World War II for the US War Department and the US military government in Berlin.  The producer, Stuart Schulberg, included footage used by the US prosecutors at the International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg to support their indictments of Nazi leaders as well as footage of the trial itself.  The film is not only riveting; it’s also a compelling piece of history.  It documents the consequences of Nazi Germany’s unprecedented assaults on Europe and humanity; its attempt to murder all the Jews it could find as well as other civilians; and the ways in which the Allies dealt legally with German officials after the war.  The film was shown to German audiences in 1948-49 as part of the Allies’ de-Nazification program. It’s significant that, during the late 1940s, US authorities did not permit the film’s release in the US. This prompted a Washington Post reporter at the time to note that “there are those in authority in the United States who feel that Americans are so simple that they can hate only one enemy at a time. Forget the Nazis, they advise, and concentrate on the Reds.”

An excellent and informative review of the film may be found at http://www.washingtonpost.com/gog/movies/nuremberg-its-lesson-for-today-nurnberg-und-seine-lehre,1174880/critic-review.html#reviewNum1.

The film will be introduced by Sandra Schulberg–the daughter of the film’s producer–who, with Josh Waletzky, restored the original film.  The panel discussion will include Provost Lerman as well as GW faculty experts on international law, human rights, the Holocaust and education, and will be followed by questions and comments by the audience.

This event is co-sponsored by GW’s Law School, Elliott School of International Affairs, Honors Program, Graduate School of Education and Human Development, Judaic Studies Program, Gelman Library and Rabin Chair Forum, as well as by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Program:

Film: “Nuremberg: Its Lessons for Today”

Monday, January 31, 2011, 6:00 P.M.

Funger Hall, Room 103, 2201 G Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20052

For inquiries please contact: Christopher Diaz (cdiaz@gwmail.gwu.edu)

President Obama’s Campaign Promises

29 Oct

I’m guessing this event is going to be packed — so get their early.

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GW Amnesty International Presents:

ONE YEAR LATER:
President Obama’s Human Rights Progress Report

Moderated by Professor Sean Aday
November 4, 2009 – 7 PM – Marvin Center Amphitheatre
President Obama’s recent receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize has raised a number of questions regarding his progress on the promises he made in the run up to the elections. We considered these promises last year when the GW College Democrats and the Georgetown Students for McCain-Palin defended the stance of their candidates in a human rights focused student debate moderated by Frank Sesno.
Now, exactly one year later, we ask: has President Obama followed through on his campaign promises?
The George Washington University’s Chapter of Amnesty invites you to attend a panel discussion to evaluate the Obama administration’s progress on four pertinent human rights issues: the “war on terror,” women’s rights, immigrant detention, and LGBT rights. By highlighting where there is a gap between rhetoric and action in a four-person panel moderated by professor Sean Aday, Amnesty at GWU hopes to motivate students to pressure the Obama administration to live up to its promises.