United Nations Day Celebration

Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Professor William F. Felice


October 23, 2008
5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Fisk University
Appleton Room, Jubilee Hall
Nashville, TN
Cost: $18

Dr. William Felice is Professor of Political Science at Eckherd College, St. Petersburg, Florida, where, among other courses, he teaches Ethics and International Relations, International Political Economy, Quest for Meaning, Human Rights and International Law. In 2006 the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching named him Florida Professor of the Year.

Professor Felice has published two books, Taking Suffering Seriously (1996) and The Global New Deal (2003). In The Global New Deal, Professor Felice wrote, “There is nothing preordained by either the structure of the international system of states or the economic system of the market that makes economic and social human rights a dream. They are not a utopian fantasy. They can be achieved. The question is: Do we have the courage to walk the path?”

He has also published numerous articles and academic papers which address international issues and human rights, including, “Human Rights Disparities between Europe and the United States: Conflicting Approaches to Poverty Prevention and the Alleviation of Suffering,” (Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Vol. 19, No. 1, March 2006) and “The UN Committee on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination,” (Human Rights Quarterly, Vol. 24, No. 1, February 2002). Professor Felice serves on the editorial board of the journal Human Rights and Human Welfare.