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Rick Halperin
"The Death Penalty in the USA: Current Trends and Realities"

Thursday, September 24
LaRose Digital Theatre, Koury Business Center, 7:30 p.m.

Rick Halperin is the Director of the Southern Methodist University Human Rights Education Program. Rick holds degrees from George Washington University, Southern Methodist University and Auburn University. He has also studied at The Sorbonne in Paris, France. Rick has held numerous positions of importance in organizations concerned with human rights and social justice.  He is a past Chair of the Board of Directors of Amnesty International, USA. He served on the Board of Directors for several organizations, including the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, Human Rights Initiative, Capital Punishment Investigation and Education Services, Jefferson-Titus Refugee Foundation, Center for Survivors of Torture and the International Rescue Committee. Rick’s awards and recognition include: Amnesty International Frederick Douglass Abolitionist Award; Dallas Peacemaker of the Year; DCTV Freedom of Speech Award; NCADP Grassroots Activism Award; NCADP Lifetime Abolition Achievement Award; SMU Robert O. Cooper Fellowship in Peace and Justice. Rick has been a member of TCADP since 1998. 

Online Resources

Southern Methodist University Human Rights Education Program

"Rick Halperin Honored for Teaching Excellence," SMU Forum for Faculty and Staff

Death Penalty News & Updates - Halperin maintains this site containing news and information about the death penalty and executions going back to 1997.

Rick Halperin biography, Amnesty International USA web site

Ticket Information

Admission is free and a ticket is not required.