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April 30: Kessel Memorial Lecture

Lecture to address domestic violence against women and legal reforms.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 4-23-2013

Mankato, Minn. – Rosalyn Park (pictured), research director of The Advocates for Human Rights, an organization in Minneapolis, Minn., is the featured speaker at the 2012-2013 Kessel Memorial Lecture, which will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30 in the Centennial Student Union Ballroom at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Park’s lecture, free and open to the public, is titled “Domestic Violence against Women: Legal Reforms and Best Practices around the World,” and includes a discussion period. It will be followed by a short reception with refreshments.

Park holds a juris doctor degree from the University of Minnesota, where she currently teaches courses on domestic violence against women as an adjunct professor. She has authored and coauthored numerous publications on human rights in Croatia, Tajikistan, Ethiopia and other countries.

More information on The Advocates for Human Rights is available here.

The Kessel Memorial Lecture commemorates the life and work of the late Professor Abbas Kessel, who taught for 19 years in the Department of Political Science (now the Department of Government). Kessel had a strong commitment to peace, human rights, and a sound energy policy. The lectureship brings to campus scholars and activists who share these commitments. More information on Kessel is available online here.

For additional information, please contact Jackie Vieceli, professor in the Department of Government, by phone at 507-389-6938 or by email at

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,413 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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