Even amidst the barbecues, beach trips, and sales during Fourth of July weekend, most Americans are quick to declare proudly that July Fourth is about our independence, our freedom. However we choose to celebrate/observe the holiday, I think we ought to spend some time asking, independent or free to do what, to be what.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
“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 »
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 »