Contact: Levente Smith

July 27, 2006

Halperin Elected Chair of Amnesty International USA Board

Rick Halperin, a history instructor at SMU, was elected to his third term as Chair of Amnesty International USA, the U.S. section of Amnesty International.

He previously served as chair in 2005-06 and served his first term in 1992-93. Halperin is a human rights educator and longtime activist who has lobbied with abolitionist organizations on the frontlines of the struggle against the death penalty in Texas and other parts of the world.

Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights.