Dr. Bernie Vigod was a lifelong advocate of human rights. An outstanding teacher and scholar, he was a professor of History at the University of New Brunswick as well as Associate Dean of University’s School of Graduate Studies at the time of his death in 1988. Dr. Vigod served the cause of human rights with distinction. He spoke and published extensively on human rights issues. Dr. Vigod also acted as an advisor to public officials on human rights issues and took a leading role in organizations dedicated to promoting human rights. This lecture series is dedicated to his memory and features distinguished speakers on a wide range of human rights issues. Past Vigod lecturers have included Irwin Cotler (1995), Lt. Gen. Romeo Dallaire (2001), William Schabas (2003), Sally Armstrong (2016), Dr. Pam Palmater (2017), and Mr. Bob Rae (2018).