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Human Rights Conference at Kean University to Explore Immigration

UNION, NJ - The Human Rights Institute at Kean University will hold its fourth annual Human Rights Conference on Friday, February 11, 2011. This year’s conference will examine various perspectives on immigration. To register, and for updates and information on additional speakers as they are announced, please visit This conference is free and open to the public. Educators are especially encouraged to attend and bring students. Professional development credits (CEUs) are available.

One of our keynote speakers will be Lou Dobbs, legendary business and financial journalist. Dobbs is the host of the daily nationally syndicated radio program, The Lou Dobbs Show, and a financial news radio report, The Lou Dobbs Financial Report. He is the former anchor and managing editor of CNN's Lou Dobbs Tonight. Dobbs has also authored three books: Independents Day: Awakening the American Spirit, the New York Times bestseller War on the Middle Class and the best-seller Exporting America. He is also the co-author of Space.

The mission of the Human Rights Institute at Kean University is to raise awareness of human rights violations worldwide, and to produce curricula, material and seminars that promote tolerance.

Founded in 1855, Kean University has become one of the largest metropolitan institutions of higher education in the region, boasting a richly diverse student, faculty and staff population. Kean continues to play a key role in the training of teachers and is a hub of educational, technological and cultural enrichment, offering more than 50 undergraduate degrees and more than 45 options leading to a master’s degree, doctorate, professional diploma and/or state certification(s). Five undergraduate colleges and the Nathan Weiss Graduate College now serve more than 15,000 students.