Yvonne Vissing
Professor, Salem State University
2024 Speaker

Yvonne Vissing  is a professor of healthcare studies and founding director of the Center for Childhood & Youth Studies and Center for Human Rights at Salem State University. She is U.S. policy chair for the Hope for Children Convention at the Child Policy Center in Cyprus. She is on the steering committee for Human Rights Educators USA and Association for the Advancement of Science Human Rights Council. Vissing has written 20 books, including Children’s Human Rights in the USA: Challenge & Opportunities, Changing the Paradigm of Homelessness and The Rights of Unaccompanied Minors. A clinical sociologist, National Institute of Mental Health postdocroral research fellow on child abuse and Whiting Foundation fellow studying child rights, Vissing was a Dialogue and Democracy fellow at UConn’s Dodd Center for Human Rights and a graduate of Equitas International Human Rights Training Program in Montreal.