A blog by the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration about justice and peace issues

Georgetown University has recently named former president Alvaro Uribe from Colombia to teach at its School of Foreign Service in the coming year.  While common for Georgetown to have former dignitaries and leaders as professors former president Uribe is a unique case.

Alvaro Uribe, while president of Colombia, oversaw and implemented some of the worst human rights violations in the hemisphere. From spying on his own Supreme Court to displacing small farmers off of their land Uribe was a human rights disaster.

Does this sound like a “distinguished scholar” who can can teach future generations about “global leadership?”

Join School of the Americas Watch and Human Rights Watch in sending a letter to the President of Georgetown calling on Georgetown to consider the impact of  human rights violators teaching the next generation.

http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/727/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=4711

Images of the "disappeared" at a human rights march in Colombia.

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Comments on: "Future leaders and Georgetown" (1)

  1. Clarone Brill said:

    It seemed very wrong to hire someone who is a human rights violator to reach at your University. Please reconsider.

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