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Todres: Why Bullying Needs More Efforts To Stop It

Posted On May 10, 2016 by Jonathan Todres

The tragic consequences of bullying have become a regular part of the news cycle. In April, an eighth grade girl in Missouri and a sixth grade boy in Pennsylvania committed suicide. Bullying was an important factor, according to their families.

While such devastating cases understandably draw the most attention, they risk leaving the… more »

Movies and Myths About Human Trafficking

Hollywood loves a good bad guy.

From ruthless mobsters to drug kingpins to serial killers, evil characters are often plucked from real-world events. As human trafficking has garnered more attention, it was inevitable that the issue would hit the big screen. Traffickers, after all, are your quintessential villains. They enslave and exploit human beings for… more »

Building a Culture of Human Rights

Every December, Human Rights Day challenges us to confront the most pressing human rights crises. This year, many in government and civil society will be focused on the Syrian refugee crisis and other urgent human rights situations. The seemingly endless stream of human rights emergencies demands immediate action. At some point, however, we also… more »

Todres Delivers Keynote at National Academies’ Workshop

In November, professor Jonathan Todres delivered the keynote address at the “Reaching & Investing in Children at the Margins” workshop of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, held in Prague, Czech Republic. The event was part of a series of workshops coordinated by the National Academies’ Forum on Investing in Young Children Globally,… more »

Todres Appointed to New National Academies Committee

Posted On July 1, 2015

Earlier this year, professor Jonathan Todres was appointed to a new study committee of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. The National Academy of Medicine houses the honorific functions formerly under the Institute of Medicine. The Committee on the Biological and Psychosocial Effects of Peer Victimization: Lessons for Bullying Prevention will conduct a… more »

Children’s Literature, Human Rights, and Law

“A person’s a person, no matter how small.” This quote from Dr. Seuss’s Horton Hears a Who! has resonated through Georgia State Law Professor Jonathan Todres’s life and work since he first read it years ago. Todres, whose career has been devoted to human –particularly children’s – rights, noted “The sentiment expressed in this classic… more »

Report Highlights Todres’ Children’s Rights Work

A recent report on bullying by the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council of the National Academies highlights the work of Professor of Law Jonathan Todres.

In the Sept. 5 “Building Capacity to Reduce Bullying” report, Todres talks of early interventions to combat this long tolerated and common problem. He suggests that creating incentives… more »

Georgia State Law Represented at Health Law Professors Conference

Nine Georgia State University College of Law faculty members and staff attended the 37th Annual Health Law Professors Conference in June, 2014. The conference is sponsored by the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics and was held at the University of California Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco.  Several Georgia State Law… more »

Todres Joins Committee to Prevent Bullying

ATLANTA – Georgia State University College of Law Professor Jonathan Todres has been appointed to the Institute of Medicine and National Research Planning Committee on Increasing Capacity for Reducing Bullying and Its Impact on the Lifecourse of Youth Involved.

The committee is organizing a workshop on Wednesday-Thursday, April 9-10, to examine what is known… more »