Past Global Events

Racial Injustice in the U.S. from a Human Rights Perspective

Held September 17, 2020 , "Racial Injustice in the U.S. from a Human Rights Perspective" discussed systemic racism in the United States with a specific focus on whether applying a human rights lens would be a step forward toward addressing racism in this country.

Moderator: Roger J. Ward, JD, MSL, MPA, Interim Provost, University of Maryland, Baltimore  


  • Russell McClain, JD, Law School Professor and Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, UM Carey Law School    
  • Peter Danchin, JD, Director International and Comparative Law Program and Professor of Law, UM Carey Law School  
  • Neijma Celestine-Donnor, MSW, Dean of Diversity and Inclusion, UM School of Social Work 
  • Jackie Smith, Professor of Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh and co-coordinator of the Pittsburgh Human Rights City Alliance

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