Congratulations to Dr. M. Zaher Sahloul who received the 2017 Robert H. Kirschner Award for Global Activism at Marjorie Kovler Center’s 30th Anniversary Benefit on April 27, 2017.
It was the 6th installment of the Kirschner Award, which was created in memorial to Corboy & Demetrio Partner Daniel Kirschner’s late father to honor his human rights work. Dr. Kirschner was an internationally recognized forensic pathologist and well-regarded authority on child abuse, torture, police brutality, and the death penalty.
Dr. Kirschner's human rights work took him to more than a dozen foreign countries where torture, extra-judicial executions and mass killings occurred. Through the Kovler Center, Dr. Kirschner trained pro bono health providers to conduct forensic evaluations of torture survivors, provided ongoing consultation to Kovler Center staff and volunteers, and assisted Kovler Center client’s in the asylum-seeking process.