The Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence and the leadership of Case Western Reserve University recognize that it is a very timely point in history to honor such a leading figure in international justice, humanitarian law, and human rights as Judge Silvia Fernández de Gurmendi with the 2020 Inamori Ethics Prize. However, due to the pandemic, we have decided to postpone our traditional prize events and instead revise our overall programming for this year. With our commitment to adhere to the best social distancing practices and health safety measures, we feel that our revised approach to awarding the Inamori Ethics Prize and Inamori Center programming this year responds not only to health and safety needs, but to the needs of the world at this time.
Over this academic year, the Inamori Center will provide space to have a prolonged conversation into a topic of consequence: JUSTICE. We will draw on the insight and expertise of Inamori Ethics Prize winners as well as top scholars and practitioners in a thematic series of events and programming addressing the topic of JUSTICE from multiple perspectives, locally and globally. The Conversations on JUSTICE series will culminate with the presentation of the 2020 Inamori Ethics Prize to Judge Fernández in the fall of 2021.