The Center for Human Rights and Peace Studies held a ribbon-cutting ceremony in March, 2012 to celebrate the opening of its new office. Lehman College President Ricardo Fernandez, Center Executive Director Victoria Sanford, faculty members and students attended the reception.  Please visit us at our current address:

Lehman College
Center for Human Rights and Peace Studies
Carman Hall, Room 247

Upcoming events for Spring 2014

*All events take place at Lehman College unless otherwise noted.

Events are free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Gender Violence, Conflict and the State

This year’s spring conference will be held on Wednesday, April 2nd, from 10am to 3pm at Lehman College. Presenters from a range of disciplines will analyze the role of the state, its mechanisms and structures in perpetuating, legitimizing and facilitating gender violence worldwide in the first decade and a half of the 21st century.

Keynote Speakers: Kimberly Theidon (Harvard University) "Speaking of Silences: Gender, Violence and Redress in Peru" and Jacqueline Murekatete (Rwanda genocide survivor/human rights activist) "Gender-based Violence during the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda".

Panelists: Janet Johnson; Katerina Stefatos; Neni Panourgia; Fazil Moradi; Alcira Forero-Pena; Cecilia Salvi.

For lunch, please rsvp by March 31 at

Last modified: Mar 24, 2014

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