Sunday, October 30, 2011

Go On! Human Rights and the Global Economy

(Go On! is an occasional item on symposia and other events of interest)

With the recent and continuing global economic and financial crisis, the new "Occupy Wall Street" movement around the world, and the old and ongoing crisis of poverty, violence, and discrimination, it is no surprise that advocates and scholars are focusing on the theme of "human rights and the global economy."
The Social Science Research Network abstracts journal sponsored by Northeastern's Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy, Human Rights and the Global Economy (co-edited by Wendy Parmet, George and Kathleen Matthews, Distinguished Professor, Rashmi Dyal-Chand, Professor of Law, and yours truly, IntLawGrrl and Professor of Law Hope Lewis), recently received an announcement that describes an interesting independent conference on these themes sponsored by colleagues at the Center for Public Scholarship at the New School for Social Research and its journal, Social Research. Here it is:

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?
Full program and registration available here.
Keynote on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 6:00 p.m.
Olivier De Schutter [right], United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, will discuss the role of human rights in shaping international regimes
See conference site for regular registration fee.
All students (with valid ID): Free
All New School faculty, staff and alumni (with valid ID): Free
Contact: or 917-534-9330
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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