Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice

The Sorensen Center trains social justice lawyers to work from the local to the global levels, protecting rights of those affected by instability, conflict, and repression. We advance scholarship, intellectual exchange, and advocacy for international peace and justice.

Through seminars led by Scholars-in-Residence, an annual meeting on Communications for Peace, and global summer internship placements, the Sorensen Center equips students with international experience and expertise to become leaders in the field. We collaborate with other institutions around the world.

The Sorensen Center fosters the legacy of Ted Sorensen, long-time close advisor and speechwriter to President John F. Kennedy, by nurturing students committed to practicing public interest law. Ted went on to help emerging democracies embrace and carry out the principles of freedom as a partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison by continuing his desire to be a servant of international peace and justice.

As the first named center at CUNY Law, the Sorensen Center builds on and enhances the Law School's 30-year tradition of training lawyers to serve the underprivileged and disempowered and to make a difference in their communities.


Latest News



Public Corruption and The Rule of Law - a panel discussion with David Hoffman and Juliet Sorensen


Public Corruption and The Rule of Law - A Conversation with Preet Bharara and Brian Lehrer


U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor Speaks at CUNY Law School’s Sorensen Center with Judge Rosemary Barkett


A Conversation with Radhika Coomaraswamy on the Global Study on UN Security Council Resolution 1325


A Conversation with Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer


Sorensen Center Opening Video Clips

Kofi Annan Keynote

International Greetings

Camille Massey

Gillian and Juliet Sorensen

Michelle Anderson

Richard Goldstone

Alicia Keys


Ted Sorensen

Ted Sorensen's impact and vision for peace and justice touched lives worldwide.



L. Camille Massey
Founding Executive Director
(718) 340-4172

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