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2017 Mildred Fish-Harnack Lecture: “Upholding America’s Promise for All”

October 17, 2017 @ 4:00 pm

Note: This is an event by the UW Human Rights Program, The International Division, and Global Legal Studies Center.


Presenter: Farhana Khera, President and Executive Director, Muslim Advocates, California

While living in Germany, Fish-Harnack assisted in the escape of German Jews and political dissidents. She is the only American civilian executed under the personal instruction of Adolf Hitler, for her resistance to the Nazi regime.

The Mildred Fish-Harnack Human Rights and Democracy Lecture is named after a Milwaukee native who was a UW–Madison student in the 1920’s.  This lectureship is designed to promote greater understanding of human rights and democracy, and enrich international studies at UW-Madison. The lecture brings to campus a person who contributes to the cause of human rights through academic scholarship and/or active leadership.

Reception to follow after the lecture.


October 17, 2017
4:00 pm


2260, UW Law School
975 Bascom Mall
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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