Yazier Henry
Lecturer in Public Policy, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
(734) 615-5303
Weill Hall
735 S. State St. #3303
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-3091
Research and Teaching Interests:
_Human Rights
Race and Ethnicity
Yazier Henry is lecturer at the Ford School. As a public intellectual, strategist and professional human rights advocate, he has written and published on the politics of social voice, memory, trauma, identity, peace processes, Truth Commissions, and international transitional justice. His current writing projects focus on how structural and administrative violence come to be institutionalized during post-colonial transitions. He has in-depth experience in social and political movements, social and political systems, strategic communications, and political strategy. Among the courses Henry has taught at the Ford School are “Social Activism, Democracy, and Globalization: Perspectives of the Global South,” “The Politics of Official Apology, Reconciliation, Reparations and Public Policy,” and the core course, “Values, Ethics, and Public Policy.” Henry gained his early advocacy experience in the international anti-apartheid movement.