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See Gary Haugen, CEO and Founder of International Justice Mission, Speak at the Well

On Wednesday, April 3, 2024, Gary Haugen, CEO and founder of International Justice Mission (IJM), will speak at Pepperdine’s weekly worship service, the Well, an opportunity for believers of all backgrounds to gather in fellowship and spiritual teaching. The service will begin at 8 PM at the Amphitheatre on the Malibu campus.

Before founding IJM in 1997, Haugen was a human rights attorney for the US Department of Justice, where he focused on crimes of police misconduct. In 1994, he served as the director of the United Nations’ investigation in the aftermath of the Rwandan genocide. In this role, he led an international team of lawyers, criminal prosecutors, law enforcement officers, and forensics experts to gather evidence that would eventually be used to bring the perpetrators of the genocide to justice. Haugen received a BA in social studies from Harvard University, and a JD from the University of Chicago.

Haugen has been recognized by the US State Department as a Trafficking in Persons “Hero”–the highest honor given by the US government for anti-slavery leadership. His work to protect the poor from violence has been featured by Foreign Affairs, the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Times of India, Forbes, US News and World Report, the Guardian, and National Public Radio, among many other outlets. He is the author of several books, including Good News About Injustice (Intervarsity Press) and, most recently, The Locust Effect: Why the End of Poverty Requires the End of Violence (Oxford University Press). Haugen was invited to share the themes of The Locust Effect at the annual TED Conference in a talk entitled, "The hidden reason for poverty the world needs to address now."
The upcoming service is cosponsored by the University’s Hub for Spiritual Life and the Sudreau Global Justice Institute. The Well is a free event open to all members of the Pepperdine community.