Children's Studies Center for Research, Policy and Public Service
A Visionary Agenda for our Children
Professor Gertrud Lenzer, the founding director of the Children’s Studies Center for Research, Policy and Public Service has involved the center in new and exciting initiatives. Here are recent highlights of our work:
- Prof. Lenzer is a featured honoree on the front page and inside of the March/April 2014 issue of Education Update “Women Shaping History 2014.”
“For the past sixteen years, Education Update has been honoring women who have achieved extraordinary things throughout their lives. They come from diverse backgrounds and a range of fields, but are unified in their shared value of education and the value of imparting knowledge to future generations. Their paths, careers and accomplishments are remarkable and inspirational.” --Education Update
- Prof. Lenzer is on the planning and steering committee of an upcoming symposium, “Creating a Non-Violent Future: Children’s Rights and Advances in Protection from Corporal Punishment.” The event is cosponsored by the Children’s Studies Center for Research, Policy and Public Service and others, and will be held at Loyola University Chicago’s Center for the Human Rights of Children on May 23-24, 2014. (http://www.luc.edu/chrc/may23-242014/) Prof. Lenzer will deliver a keynote address titled, “Retrospect &Prospect of Children’s Rights and Violence” She will also be honored at a reception.
- Prof. Lenzer was invited to represent the Children’s Studies Center in a public hearing sponsored by the New York State Assembly Standing Committees on Codes, Judiciary, Children and Families, Education, and New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus in New York City on December 6, 2013. She provided testimony on the "Examination of Laws Governing the Age of Adult Criminal Responsibility.” See 04:04:10 for Prof. Lenzer's testimony in the full video of the proceedings: http://nystateassembly.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=812
- Prof. Lenzer was recently appointed to the 16 member New York State Advisory Committee (SAC) of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights for a two year period starting on July 11, 2013. This committee assists in investigating and facilitating the transmission of reports, suggestions and recommendations from public and private organizations, and public officials to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights for action.
- Prof. Lenzer has been commissioned to contribute to a multidisciplinary, accessible handbook on global children’s rights themes, informed by a critical approach. The volume, which will be published by Routledge in 2014-2015, features distinguished scholars in the field of children’s rights. The title of her submission is “To End Violence Against Children: A Human Rights Imperative.”
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