- Jan 30 Opening conversation for "The Soul Selects her own Society: Women Artists from the Miller Meigs Collection"
- Feb 3 Taste of Service
- Feb 3 Macalester New Music Series presents INTERSECTION: Jazz Meets Classical Song
- Feb 4 'Moving Beyond Minnesota Nice:' Engaging Diversity in the Classroom
- Feb 12 Mitau Lecture
- Feb 17 Black History Month Keynote: Dr. Joy DeGruy - "Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome"
- Feb 18 Mental Health Awareness Film & Speaker
- Feb 19 The Inaugural Lecture of James Dawes as DeWitt Wallace Professor of English
- Feb 19 Robert Blanchette on "Tombs, sunken ships and historic huts: studying ancient wood reveals secrets from the past"
- Feb 19 Chamber Music at Macalester: Brahms Clarinet Quintet with Osmo Vanska
Inaugural Ostermeier Human Rights Lecture Oct. 17
October 01, 2013
CATEGORY: College News
St. Paul, Minn. – The Inaugural Ostermeier Human Rights Lecture with PEN American Center’s Suzanne Nossel is Thu., Oct. 17, 4:45 p.m., in the John B. Davis Lecture Hall, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, Minn. Nossel’s talk is titled “The New Free Speech.” The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information call 651-696-6290.
Suzanne Nossel is the Executive Director at the PEN American Center, an association of writers that promotes friendship and cooperation among writers, emphasizing the role of literature in the understanding of world culture, fighting for freedom of expression, and acting as a powerful voice on behalf of writers. Prior to her arrival at PEN, Nossel’s work in human rights has included positions as Executive Director of Amnesty International USA, Chief Operating Officer at Human Rights Watch, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State from 2009-2011, where she worked with Amy Ostermeier and her colleagues in the Human Rights, Humanitarian and Social Affairs Office at the State Department.
The Ostermeier Human Rights Lecture brings leading scholars, advocates, professionals, and policy makers to campus to speak on pressing human rights issues and to share their insight and expertise. The lecture is made possible by the Amy Ostermeier Human Rights Education Fund at Macalester College, which supports educational opportunities for Macalester students to better understand the critical nature of human rights issues across the globe and the role that diplomacy plays in addressing these issues. Amy Ostermeier graduated from Macalester College in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in political science. She was employed by the U.S. Department of State as a Senior Human Rights Officer and Deputy Director in the Office of Human Rights, Humanitarian, and Social Affairs, where she was a key player in several crucial human rights achievements by the U.S. State Department. She passed away from cancer two years ago.
Macalester College, founded in 1874, is a national liberal arts college with a full-time enrollment of 2,011 students. Macalester is nationally recognized for its long-standing commitment to academic excellence, internationalism, multiculturalism, and civic engagement. Learn more at macalester.edu.