“A person is a person, no matter how small.” This classic quote from Dr. Suess’ Horton Hears a Who is what inspired Professor Jonathan Todres to write a book about the human rights lessons one can learn from children’s books.
“One of our main goals in writing this book is to start a conversation, start many conversations, about how children learn about their rights and their responsibility to… more »
Even amidst the barbecues, beach trips, and sales during Fourth of July weekend, most Americans are quick to declare proudly that July Fourth is about our independence, our freedom. However we choose to celebrate/observe the holiday, I think we ought to spend some time asking, independent or free to do what, to be what.
To be clear,… more »
Nicole Iannarone, assistant clinical professor, Lauren Sudeall Lucas, assistant professor of law; and Margaret Hughes Vath, senior lecturer of law, rank among the 1 percent of lawyers in the United States who are members of The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation… more »
The tragic consequences of bullying have become a regular part of the news cycle. In April, an eighth grade girl in Missouri and a sixth grade boy in Pennsylvania committed suicide. Bullying was an important factor, according to their families.
While such devastating cases understandably draw the most attention, they risk leaving the… more »
I recently returned from the Global Summit on Childhood in San Jose, Costa Rica, where hundreds of educators had gathered to explore innovative ways to foster child development and learning. Home to the UN-mandated University for Peace and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, Costa Rica—which also abolished its… more »
Hollywood loves a good bad guy.
From ruthless mobsters to drug kingpins to serial killers, evil characters are often plucked from real-world events. As human trafficking has garnered more attention, it was inevitable that the issue would hit the big screen. Traffickers, after all, are your quintessential villains. They enslave and exploit human beings for… more »
Every December, Human Rights Day challenges us to confront the most pressing human rights crises. This year, many in government and civil society will be focused on the Syrian refugee crisis and other urgent human rights situations. The seemingly endless stream of human rights emergencies demands immediate action. At some point, however, we also… more »
A recent report on bullying by the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council of the National Academies highlights the work of Professor of Law Jonathan Todres.
In the Sept. 5 “Building Capacity to Reduce Bullying” report, Todres talks of early interventions to combat this long tolerated and common problem. He suggests that creating incentives… more »
Professor Jonathan Todres
Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, Sept. 5, 2014