"Program on International Migration: Economics, Ethics and Law, Columbia Law School" presents George Rupp, President, International Rescue Committee and Former President of Columbia University.
Comments: Nicholas Kristof, New York Times and Pulitzer Prize Winner
Samantha Power, Pulitzer Prize Winner for "A Problem From Hell: America and the Age of Genocide"
Presiding: Jagdish Bhagwati, University Professor, Economics and Law, Author of "In Defense of Globalization"
About the Emma Lazarus Lecture:
The Emma Lazarus Lecture on the International Flow of Humanity was established under the Program on International Migration: Economics, Ethics and Law, at the Columbia Law School. Professor Jagdish Bhagwati is the Director of the Program. The first lecture took place last year and was given by Kofi Annan, Secretary General of the United Nations.
About George Rupp:
George Rupp became president of the International Rescue Committee on July 1, 2002. For the previous nine years, Dr. Rupp was president of Columbia University. Prior to his time at Columbia, Dr. Rupp served as president of Rice University. Before going to Rice, Dr. Rupp was the John Lord O'Brian Professor of Divinity and dean of the Harvard Divinity School.
About Nicholas Kristof:
Nicholas D. Kristof is an op-ed columnist for The New York Times. His columns appear each Wednesday and Saturday. Previously, he was associate managing editor of The Times, responsible for Sunday editions.
In 1990 Mr. Kristof and his wife, Sheryl WuDunn, also a Times journalist, won a Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of China's Tiananmen Square democracy movement. They were the first married couple to win a Pulitzer for journalism. Mr. Kristof has won other prizes including the George Polk Award and the Overseas Press Club awards. Mr. Kristof and Ms. WuDunn are authors of "China Wakes: The Struggle for the Soul of a Rising Power" and "Thunder from the East: Portrait of a Rising Asia."
About Samantha Power:
Samantha Power is a Professor of Practice in Public Policy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Her book, “A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide,” was awarded the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction and the 2003 National Book Critics Circle Award for general nonfiction. Power was the founding executive director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard (1998-2002).