50th Anniversary Speaker Series: Bill Frelick

  • Start: September 19, 2017 7:00 pm
  • End: September 19, 2017 10:00 pm

401 N. West Street, Wilmington, DE, United States
Location of Talk: Wilmington Friends Meetinghouse, 401 N. West St. Wilmington, DE

September 19, 2017

Event: Speaker Bill Frelick

Part of the 50th Anniversary Speakers Series: 100 Years of Peace and Justice

Pacem in Terris will be using its 50th anniversary to not only look to past accomplishments, but as a platform for looking to the future. We are calling this yearlong series 100 Years of Peace and Justice. Part of this yearlong celebration will be a series of speakers— one per month from January through May, pause for the summer months, and then resume in September through November.  The talks will be near the end of the month, starting off in January, and will be in Wilmington, Delaware.

The series returns Tuesday evening, September 19, 2017 with Bill Frelick, Director, Refugee Rights Program at Human Rights Watch. He monitors, investigates, and documents human rights abuses against refugees, asylum seekers, and internally displaced persons, and advocates for the rights and humanitarian needs of all categories of forcibly displaced persons around the world.

Before joining Human Rights Watch, Frelick directed Amnesty International USA’s refugee program and the US Committee for Refugees (USCR), which he served for 18 years. He was the editor of USCR’s annual World Refugee Survey and monthly Refugee Reports. Frelick has traveled to refugee sites throughout the world and is widely published. He taught in the Middle East from 1979-1983 and was co-coordinator of the Asian Center of Clergy and Laity Concerned from 1976-1979. Frelick has a B.A. from Oberlin College and an M.A. from Columbia University.


The speakers in the 100 Years of Peace and Justice series will address the major peace and justice related issues of the last 50 years (what society has accomplished), and look forward to what needs to be accomplished in the next 50— and how they think we might be able to do this.