William F. Felice - Professor | Speaker | Author
William F. Felice - Professor | Speaker | Author

Speaking Engagement Highlights

Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School


Lecture on "The Global New Deal" at the University of Tennessee (UT), Knoxville, on January 30 as part of the UT Global Studies Interdisciplinary Program.

Lecture on "The United Nations Human Rights System" at Shorecrest Preparatory School, on January 23.


Lecture on "The Evolution of the U.N. Human Rights System" UNA-USA conference titled "The United Nations & You: Creating a Just, Peaceful & Sustainable Future, Patel Center for Global Solutions, University of South Florida, Tampa on December 8.


Dissent Academy Conference and Discussions / Mary Ellen Collins interviews Prof. Felice  in March 2011 on the possible creation of a "Dissent Academy" as a product of the conference held on this topic at the Carr Center for Human Rights at Harvard University.


Moderator/Discussant on a panel titled “The Razor’s Edge: The voices of people who stood up for their principles at the risk of their careers, their lives, or even their families,” at the Harvard Law School on December 2.

Co-organizer of an all day Conference on Principled Dissent held at the Harvard Faculty Club on December 2. This conference brought together leading academics and practitioners and was cosponsored by the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and Eckerd College.

Moderator/Discussant on a panel titled “The ICC’s Indictment of President Bashir: A Help or a hindrance to Peace in Sudan?,” at Eckerd College on April 20.

Moderator/Discussant on a panel with Elie Wiesel and John Prendergast titled “From the Holocaust to Darfur: If We Had Only Learned Our Lesson,” March 11, at the Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg.

Co-Chair of “The Plight and Promise of Africa” an Eckerd College Initiative, which through public lectures, panel discussions, and open dialogue raised the profile of Africa in the Tampa Bay community.


Keynote Address titled “Are Human Rights Universal?” at the Human Rights Day event sponsored by the UNA/USA Association and the Eckerd College Center for Spiritual Life, Dec. 10.

Featured author in the St. Petersburg Times Festival of Reading at the University of South Florida on Oct. 24.

Lecture on “How Do I Save My Honor?” as part of the College Program Series at Eckerd College, Sept. 17.


Keynote Address titled “Celebrating 60 Years of Human Rights,” at the Thirty-Fifth Annual Human Rights Awards Breakfast, sponsored by the Tampa/Hillsborough County Human Rights Council, Dec. 12.

Panel speaker and participant in a “Presidential Issues Forum—Foreign Policy” organized by the Eckerd College Organization of Students, Oct. 29.

Lecture at Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee on the “60th Anniversary of the University Declaration of Human Rights” sponsored by the UNA-USA Association on Oct 23.

Lecture on “Human Rights in the Contemporary World” at Tennessee State University in Nashville as part of the Samuel Shannon Distinguished Lecture Series on Oct 23.

Presentation on the holocaust and international law in an Eckerd College Program Series panel titled “Teaching the Holocaust Across the Disciplines


Lectures on “Human Rights and US Foreign Policy” at Shorecrest Preparatory School, Unitarian Universalist Church, League of Women Voter’s, Westminster Shores and the Rotary Club, St. Petersburg.


Presented the Harry J. Schaleman Lecture at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg on “Human Rights in the Contemporary World: Are the Four Freedoms Still Relevant?

Lectures on “The Ethical Dimensions to US Foreign Policy” to the “Round Table on Social Justice” at the Studio@620 and at the Tampa Bay Chapter of the UNA/USA Association.


Lectured at New York University and Long Island University on economic and social human rights. The Global New Deal is used in classes at these schools.

In collaboration with the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs (CCEIA) presented a series of programs at Eckerd College on “America and the World: Ethical Dimensions to Power.” The outcomes from this series were published in the booklet Ethical Dimensions to American Foreign Policy: A Study Guide to the Four Freedoms.


Lecture “On Human Rights Law” to the Greater Tampa Bay Area Association of Phi Beta Kappa on September 11.


Led a day-long faculty workshop on human rights and presented a paper on "Distributive Justice and Human Rights” at a summer faculty institute sponsored by the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs and the Monterrey Institute of International Studies in June in Monterrey, California.

Participated as an NGO representative to the United Nation’s World Summit for Social Development in March in Copenhagen, Denmark.


Lectures on Human Rights and Peoples’ Rights in Sofia, Bulgaria.