The 14th Symposium Human Rights and a Just Society - 15-17 October 2022 - INVITATION
The Symposium – Human Rights and A Just Society returns to Poland this Fall on October 15-17, 2022. This program is again offered to all and organized by Loyola Chicago’s John Felice Rome Center (JFRC) and Nicolaus Copernicus University (NCU) in Torun, Poland. After a break caused by the unprecedented global pandemic and the unprovoked Russian invasion of the Ukraine bring us back together in unique ways thanks to a spiritus movens and the founding father - Mr John Kurowski (US Lawyer and NCU Visiting Professor).
This year’s program, will focus on the human rights issues triggered by the war in Ukraine. We will examine the geopolitical and historical relationship between Russia, the Ukraine, Poland and other countries giving rise to the war, the enormous exodus of from the Ukraine what are now millions of refugees, the incredible response to the influx of these refugees by Poland and others, the atrocities committed by the Russians violating human the human rights of innocent Ukrainian citizens and a discussion of the impact of this war, on our world and what you can do about it.
We have received commitments from a wide range of people who will attend, speak and interact with you. In addition to leading academics, political leaders and journalists you will hear from actual refugees who remain in Poland today. You will hear the stories of Ukrainians who desperately escaped from Mariupol, Kyiv, Kharkiv and the Donbas region. You will hear how humanitarian aid workers and shelters in Warsaw and other parts of Poland sheltering them and are managing this crisis. You will hear from an American entrepreneur who, once the war began in February, got on a plane to Poland and then drove into Ukraine with his Ukrainian girlfriend and for 35 straight days helped rescue, comfort and feed Ukrainians stunned by the horror of this war. Finally we welcome again a representative of Human Rights Watch on the ground in the Ukraine to discuss the investigation of the atrocities being committed by the Russians in the war and its impact on international justice.
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