Global Justice Lecture Series
Focused attention on ethics, international law, and human rights is increasingly important because of current crises, political trends, and popular sentiments which seem to be forsaking these priorities. The Global Justice Lecture Series offers a platform for thought leaders in academia, policy, civil society, and culture to engage the Georgetown community on these issues during this critical time. During the 2016-2017 academic year, its speakers will focus on the United States’ leadership role in the world, specifically in regard to advancing human dignity—including fighting terrorism and extremism in a fashion consistent with international laws and rights. Speakers will also explore the challenges placed on civil society by various types of governments and examine shifting government and corporate responsibilities as the private sector takes on more roles in governance and security. The series is co-sponsored by the Centennial Fellows Program of the Walsh School of Foreign Service and the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, and it is coordinated by the inaugural Centennial Fellow, Ambassador Mark P. Lagon.