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The Social Justice Roundtable

The Social Justice Roundtable (SJR) was started by students in MACS as a result of a class in Family Violence offered in the Summer of 2008 and the desire to continue the discussion about violence prevention and intervention. The SJR provides a means to examine and discuss topics related to human rights and social justice. The roundtable is symbolic of our desire to invite everyone to the table as colleagues, with a respect for differences and diversity and as equal participants for lively discussion and debate. All NSU's Halmos College students are invited to join and all NSU students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend and participate.

Starting in the Fall of 2008, the SJR has hosted the following roundtables:

  • "Family Violence and the Impact on Families, Communities, and Organizations" (Fall 2008)
  • "International Humanitarian Law: The Geneva Convention and Impact on the Treatment of Prisoners of War (Iraq, Afghanistan, and Guantanamo Bay)" (Winter 2009)
  • "Restorative Justice and the Role of Forgiveness." (Fall 2009)
  • "Haiti: Balancing Economic Development and Human Rights." (Winter 2010)
  • "When Human Rights Law Faces Terrorism and Counterterrorism" (Fall 2010)

In addition to our discussions, members of the SJR have also participated in events such as the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.

For more information, to suggest topics or to join the Coordinating Committee, please contact Dr. Judith McKay at 954-262-3060 or via email at

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