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Gresham College Lecture Monday, December 9, 2013 – 6:00 p.m. On the occasion of: The 80 th Anniversary of CARA (Council for Assisting Refugee Academics) Scientists Should Act to Protect and Promote Human Rights—for Both Scientific and Humanitarian Reasons Carol Corillon.

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Gresham college lecture monday december 9 2013 6 00 p m
Gresham College LectureMonday, December 9, 2013 – 6:00 p.m.

On the occasion of:

The 80th Anniversary of CARA (Council for Assisting Refugee Academics)

Scientists Should Act to Protect and Promote Human Rights—for Both Scientific and Humanitarian Reasons

Carol Corillon


As long as I have any choice in the matter, I shall only live in a country where civil liberty, tolerance, and equality of all citizens before the law prevail.


Eleanor Roosevelt holding text of live in a country where civil liberty, tolerance, and equality of all citizens before the law prevail.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights


John C. Polanyi live in a country where civil liberty, tolerance, and equality of all citizens before the law prevail.

Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, 1986

Portrait by Brenda Bury


Lipman bers mathematician columbia university
Lipman Bers, mathematician live in a country where civil liberty, tolerance, and equality of all citizens before the law prevail.Columbia University


Lipman live in a country where civil liberty, tolerance, and equality of all citizens before the law prevail.Bersat NAS with Andrei Sakharov after Sakharov’s release from Gorky


From left: Gerard Debreu, President - Supreme Court of Chile, Baruch Blumberg, Eric Stover, Carol Corillon, Maximo Pacheco


Lawrence klein economist university of pennsylvania
Lawrence Klein, Economist Chile, Baruch Blumberg, Eric Stover, Carol Corillon, Maximo PachecoUniversity of Pennsylvania


1987 CHR Mission to Somalia Chile, Baruch Blumberg, Eric Stover, Carol Corillon, Maximo Pacheco

Mission report


1987 CHR Mission to Somalia Chile, Baruch Blumberg, Eric Stover, Carol Corillon, Maximo Pacheco

Release of Somali prisoners, 1989


1987 CHR Mission to Somalia Chile, Baruch Blumberg, Eric Stover, Carol Corillon, Maximo Pacheco

Communication code used by Somali prisoners


Chr missions to guatemala 1991 1992 2002
CHR Missions to Guatemala Chile, Baruch Blumberg, Eric Stover, Carol Corillon, Maximo Pacheco1991, 1992, 2002

Guatemalan anthropologist Myrna Mack Chang

Stabbed to death in front of her office in 1990, a day after she published a report with Georgetown University on the plight of the indigenous peoples at the hands of the military forces.


CHR Missions to Guatemala Chile, Baruch Blumberg, Eric Stover, Carol Corillon, Maximo Pacheco1991, 1992, 2002


Unjustly accused indian medical doctor binayak sen
Unjustly accused Indian Medical Doctor Chile, Baruch Blumberg, Eric Stover, Carol Corillon, Maximo PachecoBinayak Sen



Dr sen rural clinic in chhattisgarh
Dr. Sen’ rural clinic in Chhattisgarh Sen, lawyer, and colleagues


Founding Members: Pieter Van Sen, lawyer, and colleaguesDijk (Netherlands), François Jacob (France), Eduardo Vesentini (Italy), Torsten Wiesel (USA), Max Perutz (U.K.)


  • Executive Committee: Sen, lawyer, and colleagues

  • ArjunaAluwihare, Sri Lanka

  • DorairajanBalasubramanian, India

  • Claude Cohen-Tannoudji, France

  • Abdallah S. Daar, Oman/Canada

  • Felton Earls, United States of America

  • BelitaKoiller, Brazil

  • Pedro León Azofeifa, Costa Rica

  • Dong-Pil Min, Republic of Korea

  • Ida Nicolaisen, Denmark

  • John Polanyi, Canada

  • AlenkaŠelih, Slovenia


Human rights is an eternal struggle in which a final victory can never be won.

-Albert Einstein

Thank you.


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