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.
Sorensen Center's Speakers Series "Critical Voices: From Local to Global"
A Conversation with Dr. Holly Atkinson and Professor Janet Calvo moderated by Professor Ruthann Robson
Join us for a discussion about access to health and human rights. Learn about a leaked draft of a possible Trump Executive order on public benefits and the consequences of excluding non-citizen residents from existing health programs.
4:30 welcome reception
5:00 discussion followed by reception
Co-sponsored by student organizations: Foundation for Immigration & Refugee Education (FIRE), International Refugee Assistance Program (IRAP), and UNICEF at CUNY Law.
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
Gillian and Juliet Sorensen
L. Camille Massey
Founding Executive Director