Human Rights Watch expert to speak at WFU Feb. 5 as part of Year of Unity and Hope

Joe Stork of Human Rights Watch will speak at Wake Forest University Feb. 5 at 7:30 p.m in Benson University Center’s Pugh Auditorium.

The event is part of Wake Forest’s Year of Unity and Hope: Pro Humanitate at Work. It is free and open to the public.

Stork’s talk at Wake Forest will be titled, “Terrorism, War, and the Middle East: The Human Rights Dimension.”

Stork is the Washington director of Human Rights Watch’s Middle East and North Africa division. He works with the U.S. government and other nations’ governments to monitor human rights issues. One of his special projects was heading Human Rights Watch’s work on the U.S. sanctions against Iraq.

Stork believes that human rights abuses have contributed to the present political crisis. He will speak about how human rights have been affected by the U.S. military action in the Middle East. He also will share principles of international human rights and humanitarian law.

Note to editors: To arrange an interview with Stork, please call the News Service.

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