Terry Coonan

Expert Pitch: FSU faculty member available to discuss human rights topics

The 70th anniversary of Human Rights Day is observed every year on Dec. 10, and people around the world will pause to celebrate its significance. In 1948, the United Nations General Assembly established the day in conjunction with the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which is one of the most translated documents […]

FSU to host documentary screening on long-time human rights activist

The Florida State University Center for the Advancement of Human Rights along with the FSU College of Motion Picture Arts will host a screening of their jointly produced documentary on a U.S. human rights activist desperately seeking answers about her husband’s disappearance and murder. The documentary, “40 Years Searching for the Truth,” examines the journey […]

FSU to host national human trafficking conference Feb. 1-2

Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery. Over the past 20 years, human trafficking cases have been reported in every state in the country. Florida is considered one of the top three “destination states” for trafficking within the United States.   The Florida State University Center for the Advancement of Human Rights will host […]

FSU panel to feature former child slave and activist

Brigitte Perenyi, a young woman who was taken from her parents to be a “trokosi” — the child slave of a priest — in rural Ghana, will be part of a panel at Florida State University discussing child slavery. The panel, “Wife of the Gods: From Child Slave to International Human Rights Activist,” will also […]

10 ways Florida State University is changing the world

Do you think cancer-fighting drugs are important? How about expanding our understanding of the universe? What about finding ways to help the victims of human trafficking? These and many other critical societal issues are being studied by Florida State University researchers every day. Let’s take a quick peek at 10 of the ways FSU is […]