On December 16, 2021, Professor Justin Hansford was elected to serve on the UN Permanent Forum on People of African Descent (PFPAD) for the 2022-2024 term. Professor Hansford is the founder of the Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center at Howard University’s School of Law, a Democracy Project Fellow at Harvard University, a Visiting Professor of Law at Georgetown University, and an Associate Professor of Law at St. Louis University. He is also a member of the Stanford Medicine Commission on Justice and Equity,
Professor Hansford completed his bachelors degree from Howard University and received his law degree from Georgetown University. He was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study the legal career of Nelson Mandela. The U.S. Department of State provides a more thorough overview of his exceptional career.
Of most significance, Professor Hansford has worked tirelessly to elevate the call for human rights within the U.S. for African Americans and people of African descent. AARN is honored to have him as the co-founder of the organization and for his leadership on racial justice and reparations.