Rhoda E. Howard

Wilfrid Laurier University; Fellow, Royal Society of Canada


Rhoda Howard-Hassmann is Canada Research Chair in International Human Rights at Wilfrid Laurier University, and a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Her current research project is on the question of what the Western world owes Africa. She has also established a website on political apologies.

Howard-Hassmann has been a vsiting researcher or professor at five universities, and has presented invited lectures at many others. She is a member of ten journal and press editorial boards.

Howard-Hassmans book Compassionate Canadians: Civic Leaders Discuss Human Rights (2003) was named 2004 Outstanding Book by the Human Rights Section of the American Political Science Association.