Sexual Violence During War Topic of Lecture

Image Tim Schorn Tim Schorn will speak Tuesday in the MUC.

VERMILLION, S.D. -- To mark Genocide Awareness Week, an international human rights organization will host a lecture in the Muenster University Center pit lounge at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 12.

Tim Schorn, Ph.D., associate professor and director of international studies, will be lecturing on "Sexual Violence and Rape during War: Increasing Accountability." The lecture is hosted by Amnesty International, Nobel Peace Prize winner and global movement promoting human rights.

Amnesty International is the world’s largest human rights organization working in 68 countries to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied. Amnesty International USA is the largest country section of the organization with nearly 250,000 members.


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Michael Ewald
USD News