Todres Discusses Human Rights in Children’s Literature on City Lights

“A person is a person, no matter how small.” This classic quote from Dr. Suess’ Horton Hears a Who is what inspired Professor Jonathan Todres to write a book about the human rights lessons one can learn from children’s books.

On Sept. 28, Todres was a guest on WABE’s “City Lights,”… more »

Todres Presents on ‘Human Rights in Children’s Literature’ at Book Celebration

More on Todres Watch Professor Jonathan Todres’ book presentation>> Listen to a podcast with Professor Todres>> Todres and Higinbotham discuss book>>

“One of our main goals in writing this book is to start a conversation, start many conversations, about how children learn about their rights and their responsibility to… more »

Todres Develops Study Abroad Course on Children’s Rights

Georgia State Law students soon will have a new international experiential learning opportunity. Professor Jonathan Todres has developed a course, Global Perspectives on Children and the Law, which will include a one-week study abroad component. The course explores how law and policy can advance children’s rights and well-being globally.   Each year the course… more »

Independence Day: Freedom to….

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.

To be clear,… more »

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 »