© 2018 Najarian Human Rights Lecture Series. 

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Past Lectures and Speakers

2016  Justice and Equality: Inspiring Activism

Harry Belafonte social activist and entertainer. Introduced by 

Roger Brown, President, Berklee College of Music  Click to View the Lecture

 

2015  Call to Action: Then & Now

Peter Balakian author, The Burning Tigris; Joyce Van Dyke's Friends of Armenia; Sarah Leah Whitson, Human Rights Watch  Click to View the Lecture

 

2014  Truth to Action: Media Freedom - Protecting Human Rights

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh; Courtney Radsch, Committee to Protect Journalists; 

Ray Suarez, Al Jazeera America; Stephen Kurkjian, The Boston Globe; 

Thomas Mucha, GlobalPost  Click to View the Lecture

 

2013  Slavery and Human Trafficking

Siddarth Kara Harvard Kennedy School;  Cherie Jimenez,  EVA Center; 

Liam Lowney, Massachusetts Office of Victim Assistance; Middlesex Sheriff

Peter J. Koutoujian  Click to View the Lecture

2012   Immigrant Experience: On the Opening of Armenian Heritage Park

Ambassador Edward P. Djerejian Founding Director, James A. Baker III, Rice University; author, Danger and Opportunity:  An Ambassador's Journey Through the Middle East   Click to View the Lecture

2011   An Ordinary Man

Paul Rusesabagina Founder and President, The Hotel Rwanda Foundation, author, An Ordinary Man  Click to View the Lecture

2010   Inaugural: Speak Truth to Power

Kerry Kennedy Founder and President, Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights; author, Speak Truth to Power: Human Rights Defenders Who are Changing our World   Click to View the Lecture