Type: Public event

The imperative of creative maladjustment in an unjust, unequal, and fragmented world


Kumi Naidoo, next Secretary General of Amnesty International

Date & time

Mar 22, 2018, 4:00-5:30 pm EDT


Weill Hall, Annenberg Auditorium (1120)
735 S. State St. Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Free and open to the public. Reception to follow.

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About the speaker:

Amnesty International has appointed Kumi Naidoo as the next Secretary General of the global human rights movement. From August 2018 Kumi will succeed Salil Shetty, who served two terms as Secretary General from 2010.

The Secretary General is the leader and main spokesperson for Amnesty International and the Chief Executive of its International Secretariat. Amnesty International is the largest human rights movement globally, with a global presence including offices in more than 70 countries, 2,600 staff and seven million members, volunteers and supporters worldwide.

Kumi is an activist and civil society leader. His previous leadership roles include Executive Director of Greenpeace International, Chair of the Global Call for Climate Action, Founding Chair of the Global Call to Action against Poverty and Secretary General and CEO of CIVICUS, the World Alliance for Citizen Participation.  He currently chairs three start-up organisations in his home country South Africa: Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity; the Campaign for a Just Energy Future; and the Global Climate Finance Campaign. Naidoo holds a BA in Law and Political Science (University of KwaZulu-Natal) and a DPhil in Politics (University of Oxford).

For more details, visit https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2017/12/kumi-naidoo-next-amnesty…

This event is hosted by the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and co-sponsored by the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, the Ginsberg Center, Students of Color in Public Policy, the School for Environment and Sustainability, the African Studies Center, and the International Policy Center.