Wednesday and Thursday, November 9-10, 2011
John Tishman Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street, NYC
The Center for Public Scholarship presents the 25th conference from the Social Research journal at The New School. Join us as experts and scholars discuss human rights as a mediating language for discussions about social justice and the global economy. How does a wealthy nation determine what they can do to alleviate global poverty? What are the ethical obligations and how can such assistance be mutually beneficial? What are the human rights responsibilities and obligations of international financial institutions and corporations? Where are the opportunities in economic policies and institutions to strengthen human rights policies around the world and improve social justice?
Featuring: Philip Alston, Christian Barry, Nehal Bhuta, Jackie Dugard, Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Des Gasper, Siri Gloppen, Kathryn Hochstetler, Robert Howse, Chris Jochnick, Andrew Lang, Asunción Lera St. Clair, Chris London, Vitit Muntarbhorn, Sanjay Reddy, Margot Salomon, Galit A. Sarfaty, Meaghen Simms, Ruti Teitel and Miriam Ticktin.
Keynote on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 6:00pm: Olivier De Schutter, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, will discuss the role of human rights in shaping international regimes
Tickets: Full conference: $30; single session $10
Nonprofit Members and Staff: $15; single sessions $5
Free for all students and all New School faculty, staff, and alumni (with valid ID)
The conference is made possible with generous support from the Climate Change Narratives, Rights and the Poor project at the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) in Bergen, Norway.
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