The Lake Highlands Junior World Affairs Council (JWAC), a student organization interested in global issues, will present a special program on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 4:15-5:15 p.m., in the Lake Highlands High School, L Building Library. The guest speaker is Dr. Rick Halperin, Director of the new Embrey Human Rights Program in the William P. Clements Department of History at Southern Methodist University.
Dr. Halperin has held many leadership and board positions in human rights and social justice organizations, such as, Amnesty International USA, the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, the Center for Survivors of Torture, the International Rescue Committee, the U.N. human rights delegation that inspected Irish prison conditions in Dublin and Belfast, as well as in delegations monitoring human rights in El Salvador and Palestinian refugee camps in Gaza. Dr. Halperin holds a PHD in Southern U.S. History from Auburn University, a Master of Arts degree in Southern U.S. History from Southern Methodist University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in U.S. History from George Washington University.
The event is free and open to students, parents, teachers, veterans, educational institutions, and community leaders. Please RSVP to the LHHS Junior World Affairs Council Chapter by registering for your free ticket. Seating is limited, so RSVP as soon as possible.