Alumni News and Activities

Nuremberg prosecutor Ben Ferencz makes HDS initiative part of his effort to end war

A Passion for Justice. A Passion for Peace.

September 1, 2015

As a soldier in WWII, Ben Ferencz, JD '43, participated in the liberation of Nazi concentration camps, sites of some of the worst atrocities in human history. When the war was over, as chief prosecutor of one of the Nuremberg trials, he brought to justice the murderers of more than a million people. Since then, he's been a staunch advocate for peace and international law, working over 50 years to help establish the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. Through it all, he says he's never forgotten an act of kindness he experienced more than seventy years ago.

Tom Anderson, MTS '98, brings ethics to business, higher education

The Heart of Leadership

September 1, 2015

The students in Professor Tom Anderson’s class on social ethics at Case Western Reserve University’s (CWRU) Weatherhead School of Management are hard-driving business leaders. They’ve been successful in a hypercompetitive marketplace that often provides strong incentives to cut ethical corners. Over the course of the semester, Anderson challenges them to consider the morality of their behavior as they wrestle with a question that’s as old as civilization: How then shall we live?

Barakat Bundle

Bundles of Hope

August 26, 2015

As someone who recently earned her master of theological studies degree, Mitul Daiyan never pictured herself playing a role in launching a social venture start-up, but the HDS graduate is doing exactly that.