Anti-torture activist to speak Oct. 5

Ruth Barrett-RendlerNORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. – Ruth Barrett-Rendler, deputy director of the Center for Victims of Torture, will speak at Manchester University about torture, contemporary conditions and uses of torture, political steps to eradicate it, and the services that CVT provides to torture survivors.

The 1982 Manchester graduate will speak 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5, in the upper level of the Jo Young Switzer Center on the North Manchester campus. It is free and open to the public.

She will also talk in her speech, “Torture, Human Rights, and Making a Difference,” about how an education at Manchester can establish a long-term commitment to a career in human rights work. This presentation will intersect the fields of psychology, social work, sociology, political science, philosophy, and peace studies.

This program is sponsored by the Peace Studies Institute and Program in Conflict Resolution, the first undergraduate Peace Studies program in the United States, established in 1948.

The presentation on campus is part of the University’s Values, Ideas and the Arts series.

Manchester University, with campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, Ind., offers more than 60 areas of academic study to 1,500 students in undergraduate programs, a Master of Athletic Training and a four-year professional Doctor of Pharmacy. Learn more about the private, northern Indiana school at

Sept. 28, 2015

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