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University of La Verne President Devorah Lieberman was appointed honorary senior advisor of the Hague Institute for Global Justice on Oct. 14. In the position, Lieberman will collaborate with world leaders, ambassadors and politicians on the issues of world peace by connecting gaps between research, policy and global issues. / photo by Max Sierra

University of La Verne President Devorah Lieberman was appointed honorary senior advisor of the Hague Institute for Global Justice on Oct. 14. In the position, Lieberman will collaborate with world leaders, ambassadors and politicians on the issues of world peace by connecting gaps between research, policy and global issues. / photo by Max Sierra

Lilliana Perez
Staff Writer

University of La Verne President Devorah Lieberman was appointed honorary senior advisor for the Hague Institute of Global Justice, University officials announced recently.

The Institute is an independent, nonprofit organization that aims to shape discourse and bridge gaps in research, policy and practice on the global issues of  peace, security and justice. 

“I am humbled and honored beyond words to be … chosen for this position,” Lieberman said this week in video call. “I am honored to be associated with the Institute because it represents the idea that everyone should be doing what they can to further the Institute’s mission, and it helps me bring the University into the same space.” 

Lieberman crossed paths with Sohair A. Salam Saber, president of the Hague Institute, and after learning of the University’s values, Salam Saber thought of Lieberman for the position on the honorary advisory panel – since the school’s values align with the Institute’s values. 

“As the first female President of the University of La Verne, President Lieberman has excelled in bringing the University’s values to life through her work,” Salam Saber said in a phone interview this week. “President Lieberman’s work in the field of interfaith communities and religious cognizance has fashioned her into an emblem of peace for all to look towards with hope.”

Lieberman said ULV will benefit from the Institute and vice versa. They can come together and explore ways to bring peace, security and justice to the world around us.

Salam Saber said that with Lieberman as a senior advisor, ULV will be in a position to expand its values, vision and reach on a global scale. And the Institute will have the benefit of learning from Lieberman and her awareness of what today’s college students are dealing with. 

“We will see a high margin of benefit for the University of La Verne, The Hague Institute for Global Justice and most importantly for the globe,”  Salam Saber said.

University spokesman Rod Leveque said that Lieberman’s appointment to the Institute brings prestige to the  University, and may create opportunities for student internships, shared facilities and more. 

“This is an extraordinary collaboration,” Leveque said. “It allows President Lieberman to contribute her expertise in leadership, education and intercultural communication to the institute.”

For more information on The Hague Institute for Global Justice, visit thehagueinstituteforglobaljustice.org.

Lilliana Perez can be reached at lilliana.perez@laverne.edu.

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