Date: March 11, 2020
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Sheslow Auditorium, Old Main, 2705 University Ave., Des Moines, IA 50311
**Please note the change in venue from past Sussman Lectures. The Spring 2020 Sussman Lecture will take place in Sheslow Auditorium, 2507 University Ave.**
One out of every three innocent people living in conflict and disaster-inflicted places is left with a disability. Humanity & Inclusion (HI) serves this vulnerable and often overlooked population, providing victim assistance, clearing landmines and advocating for the ban of landmines and cluster bombs as well as the regulation of the use of explosive weapons with large impact in densely populated areas.
Dr. Jean-Baptiste Richardier, HI co-founder and recipient of Nansen Prize and Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize, will deliver The Harkin Institute’s spring Sussman Lecture on Wednesday, March 11, in Sheslow Auditorium at Drake University. Dr. Richardier will discuss the ongoing daily warfare against civilians, efforts to protect innocent individuals and the importance of providing support and resources for victims.
Established by Richard Sussman, AS’51, in memory of his late wife Lila, the Sussman Lecture Series takes place annually and invites notable public figures to discuss topical current events with a small audience.