Institute for Human Security Celebrates the Henry J. Leir Professorship in International Humanitarian Studies and the Inaugural Henry J. Leir Human Security Award
On October 21, 2015, the Institute for Human Security welcomed the new Henry J. Leir Professor in International Humanitarian Studies, Dr. Kimberly Theidon, and honored the first recipient of the Henry J. Leir Human Security Award, Dr. Maria J. Stephan, F02, FG05.
The Henry J. Leir Professorship in International Humanitarian Studies was established in 2000 with funding from the Leir Charitable Foundations. Holders of this endowed professorship are accomplished scholars in human security committed to bringing together the concerns and practices that deal with “freedom from fear and freedom from want,” with a strong ultimate focus on human well-being. The professorship therefore is inherently multi-disciplinary and operates at the intersection of several fields of social change, including: political and economic development, conflict resolution, human rights, and humanitarian affairs.
The Henry J. Leir Human Security Award was established in 2015 by the Institute for Human Security to honor outstanding Fletcher alumni who have made significant contributions to the scholarship and/or practice of human security.
The Henry J. Leir Professorship in International Humanitarian Studies Lecture
The Henry J. Leir Human Security Award to Dr. Maria J. Stephan
Closing Remarks by Mr. Arthur Hoffman and Dean Stavridis