Jill Stauffer, associate professor at Haverford College, will discuss her book, “Ethical Loneliness: The Injustice of Not Being Heard,” on Monday, Nov. 7, at noon in the Ceremonial Courtroom at the Quinnipiac University School of Law Center, 370 Bassett Road. This event is free and open to the public.
“Ethical loneliness is the isolation one feels when one, as a violated person or as a member of a persecuted group, has been abandoned by humanity,” Stauffer said. “Relying on testimony delivered in diverse settings – South Africa, Argentina, Holocaust archives, Native American dealings with U.S. legal proceedings, American prisons, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia – I showed failed attempts at listening and discuss some of the reasons why even a supportive audience might fail to hear well. When no one listens, stories get lost. But unaddressed harms do not disappear.”
Stauffer, who has a doctorate in rhetoric from the University of California at Berkeley, created a new interdisciplinary human rights program at Haverford College. Her thoughts on the international reach of rights, personal and political responsibility and the rule of law have been published widely.
For more information, call 203-582-8652.