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Professor Bryan Stevenson, from NYU Law School and Director of the Equal Justice Initiative will be guest presenter at the Fifth Annual Human Rights Tertiary Teachers’ Workshop to be held on Wednesday, 18 February 2015, from 9.30-5.00 pm at RegNet, ANU.
Bryan is one of America’s leading human rights lawyers and clinical law professors. He has been described by Archbishop Desmond Tutu as American’s own Nelson Mandela and his soon to be released book, Just Mercy, has been described in the New York Times as ‘searing, moving and infuriating memoir’ of his experience in tackling racism and injustice in the American justice system. Bryan will offer his reflections on how to engage and motivate students to protect and promote human rights beyond the classroom.
The Guardian’s Tim Adams writes of his encounter with Bryan in “Bryan Stevenson: ‘America’s Mandela’”. Adams describes Stevenson as having “been awarded just about every honour that international justice can bestow” and whose 2012 TED talk “is said to hold the record for the longest standing ovation given to any TED speaker”.
Visit The Guardian site to read more about Stevenson’s impressive body of work and achievements as well as to follow links to a video of his TED talk.