Friday, October 23, 2009
Human Rights in the USA
This weekend is the University of Connecticut's Human Rights in the USA conference. So far, the proceedings have been fascinating. Dorothy Q. Thomas gave the Sackler Distinguished Lecture in Human Rights. Panels today address the relationship between human rights and environmental rights (at which I spoke, along with Joanne Bauer, Elizabeth Burleson and James Nickel), criminal punishment, poverty, health care, children, and many other topics. Tomorrow's panels look equally interesting.