Said@Duke: Gary Haugen on Human Rights and Moral Knowledge

“If a temporary university aspires to be useful in helping students and citizens make good choices in the struggle for justice in the world, the university must recover the pursuit of moral knowledge.” — Gary A. Haugen, CEO of Int. Justice Missio

Gary A. Haugen, founder and Chief Executive Officer of International Justice Mission, spoke last week on "Human Rights and the Recovery of Moral Knowledge." International Justice Mission is a human rights agency that protects the poor from violence by partnering with local authorities and law enforcement to rescue victims, bring criminals to justice, restore survivors and strengthen justice systems.

Haugen was the director of the U.N. investigation in the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide, and has been recognized by the U.S. State Department with the highest honor given by the U.S. government for anti-slavery leadership. His work to confront violence against the poor has been featured by Foreign Affairs, The New York Times, the New Yorker, The Times of India, Forbes, U.S. News and World Report, the Guardian and National Public Radio, among many other outlets.

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