Alison Des Forges Annual Symposium

The event is organized by the Alison L. Des Forges Memorial Committee, a group dedicated to honoring the memory of Dr. Alison Liebhafsky Des Forges, an inspirational and tireless crusader for human rights around the world.

April 7, 2022: The Baldy Center is pleased to co-sponsor the 2022 Alison Des Forges Annual Symposium, entitled, Today's Socialism and Human Rights. This symposium will explore achievements and missteps in implementing socialism in China, India, Scandinavia, and Latin America. The event brings together participants who weigh socialism’s value in addressing global challenges of climate change, economic inequality, and human rights abuses.

Contact: Ellen Dussourd , dussourd@buffalo.edu

The event is organized by the Alison L. Des Forges Memorial Committee.  The group is dedicated to honoring the memory of Dr. Alison Liebhafsky Des Forges, an inspirational and tireless crusader for human rights around the world. The Committee seeks to continue Alison’s quest to educate people about the injustices in the world and the part we all must play as members of an increasingly interdependent global community. 

Event co-sponsors at the University at Buffalo include: The Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy; the College of Arts and Sciences Departments of Comparative Literature, History, Political Science, and Africana and African-American Studies; along with the Gender Institute; the Humanities Institute; the James Agee Chair in American Culture; and the Office of the Vice Provost for International Education; among others.

2022 ADF Symposium Poster

The event is organized by the Alison L. Des Forges Memorial Committee, a group dedicated to honoring the memory of Dr. Alison Liebhafsky Des Forges, an inspirational and tireless crusader for human rights around the world.