2024 Frederick Douglass Human Rights Lecture featuring President Pardis Mahdavi

February 28, 2024 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Frederick Douglass Human Rights Lecture Series, which honors the legacy of the great abolitionist, is an annual event at the University of La Verne that has been operating since 2014. It serves as a platform for distinguished speakers to share their experiences and ideas on issues related to human rights and social justice.

Pardis Mahdavi, PhD is the President of the University of La Verne. Prior to this role, she served as Provost and Executive Vice President at the University of Montana, as well as Dean at Arizona State University and the University of Denver after serving in multiple roles at Pomona College. Her research interests include gendered labor, human trafficking, migration, human rights, and public health in the context of changing global and political structures. She has published seven single authored books and two edited volumes in addition to numerous journal and news articles. She is a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations and has been a fellow at the Social Sciences Research Council, the American Council on Learned Societies, Google Ideas, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. For more information, please visit www.pardismahdavi.com