International human rights expert to be featured on WPSU

February 26, 2010

University Park, Pa. -- National best-selling author and founder of the TransAfrica Forum, Randall Robinson, will discuss his work with global human rights, advocacy for African-Americans and ideas about equality in America on the next episode of “Conversations from Penn State." The show will air on WPSU-TV at 9 p.m. on March 25. The show also can be viewed at online.

Robinson, who also is a distinguished scholar in residence at Penn State’s Dickinson School of Law and International Affairs, lectures on human rights, racial equity and U.S. foreign policy.

“We're talking about the human, the international human rights system and the major covenants that have been passed and ratified by the countries of the world,” said Robinson. “So I think we are learning about the human rights global project and our responsibility for it as citizens of a local community and how what we do and how we do it to protect the rights of people all over the world.”

Robinson, who is a former president and founder of TransAfrica Forum, promotes progressive change in United States policies concerning Africa and the Caribbean. He also co-created the Free South Africa Movement, the effort to end apartheid in South Africa. Robinson has participated in a number of advocacy movements including a hunger strike that helped restore governmental power in Haiti.

"Conversations from Penn State" is a series hosted by veteran interviewer Patty Satalia. The program offers thoughtful, in-depth exchanges with a broad range of remarkable people. In many cases, their trailblazing work has advanced their field and drawn national and worldwide attention. For more than 20 years, Satalia has engaged dynamic individuals from all walks of life and areas of expertise. No matter the guest, Satalia approaches each conversation with the same dedication to research and with a passion for helping people share their stories and insights with the world.

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Last Updated March 03, 2010