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Mildred Fish-Harnack Human Rights and Democracy Lecture

March 22, 2007

As part of this year’s Mildred Fish-Harnack Human Rights and Democracy Lecture, Larry Cox, executive director of Amnesty International USA, will speak about “The War on Human Rights.”

Cox promotes human rights as the basis for peace and security in the post-September 11 era. A veteran human rights advocate, Cox was senior program officer for over ten years at the Ford Foundation’s Human Rights unit, focusing on the promotion of international justice and the advancement of domestic human rights. Cox has also served as the executive director of the Rainforest Foundation, an international organization that works with indigenous peoples in the Brazilian Amazon to protect their rights.

This lecture recognizes the heroic anti-Nazi resistance work of Mildred Fish-Harnack, a UW-Madison alumna who was the only American civilian executed by the Nazis as an underground conspirator.

The lecture will be at 4pm on Tuesday April 17 at The Pyle Center, Alumni Lounge, 720 Langdon St.

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