New Video Series: Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh and CCHR


The Center for Civil and Human Rights is proud to present a new series of video reflections by Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President Emeritus of the University of Notre Dame and founder of CCHR.

Fr. Hesburgh spoke with CCHR Assistant Director Sean O’Brien about his involvement with the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, his passion for justice and dedication to the defense of human dignity, and his vision for Notre Dame as a center of study and education on human rights. In the first video in the series, Fr. Hesburgh reflects upon his founding of CCHR at Notre Dame Law School in 1973.

Future videos will feature Fr. Hesburgh’s thoughts on educating human rights lawyers, Notre Dame’s distinctive commitment to human dignity, and the importance of supporting the mission of CCHR.

Watch “Founding the Center at Notre Dame” here.

Originally published by Kevin Fye at on January 13, 2015.