Mildred Fish Harnack Human Rights and Democracy Lecture

The Mildred Fish-Harnack Human Rights and Democracy Lecture is named after a Milwaukee native who was a UW–Madison student in the 1920s. While living in Germany, Fish-Harnack assisted in the escape of German Jews and political dissidents. She is the only American civilian executed under the personal instruction of Adolf Hitler, for her resistance to the Nazi regime. This lectureship is designed to promote greater understanding of human rights and democracy, and enrich international studies at UW-Madison. The lecture brings to campus a person who contributes to the cause of human rights through academic scholarship and/or active leadership.

Watch the PBS video on the Mildred Fish Harnack story: http://video.wpt.org/video/2243188017/

Previous Lectures


"Judging and Gender Equity in the International Realm" 

Viviana Krsticevic


Viviana Krsticevic

Executive Director of the Center for Justice and International Law,
 Washington D.C.

September 28, 2016  4:00pm, Alumni Lounge, Pyle Center

Followed by an informal reception.


Sponsored by: Human Rights Program, Global Legal Studies Center, The International Division, The Center for Research on Gender and Women, 4W Initiative, and Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies Program (LACIS) 

Attendance is free but please register HERE for planning purposes. Walk-ins are welcome too.




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