70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Symposium

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations. Join us as we commemorate the power of the Universal Declaration and it’s power of ideas to change the world as it inspires us to continue working to ensure all people can gain freedom, equality and dignity. The symposium will host keynote speaker Dr. Blanche Wiesen Cook, distinguished professor of History and Women's Studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Graduate Center, CUNY. Cook is also the author and biographer of Eleanor Roosevelt, Vols. I, II, III, who is considered the architect in the development of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Schedule:

12:45-1 p.m. --INTRODUCTION and WELCOME by Linda A. Longmire, Professor of Global Studies and Symposium Director, Hofstra University

1-2:10 p.m.-- THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING TODAY with Crystal DeBoise, Co-Executive Director, SOAR Institute; Kari Jensen, Associate Professor of Global Studies, Hofstra University; Makini Chisolm-StrakerMD, MPH,Co-Founder, HEAL Trafficking

2:30-4 p.m. -- PEACE IS A HUMAN RIGHT:  WOMEN'S GLOBAL ACTIVISM with Blanche Wiesen Cook, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of History and Women’s Studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Agnieszka Fal-Dutra Santos, Program Coordinator and Policy Specialist at Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP)

4:30-6 p.m.-- KEYNOTE BY BLANCHE WIESEN COOK*, Author and Biographer of Eleanor Roosevelt, Vols. I,II,II, who is considered the Chief architect on the development of the Universal Declaration of Human rights.

6:30-7:30 p.m.--STUDENT PANEL/PERFORMANCE: THE IDEALS AND REALITIES OF THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS


*Awarded the Joseph G. Astman Distinguished Symposium Scholar, Hofstra University. The award was established in 1985 in recognition of the outstanding role of the late founder of the Hofstra Cultural Center. Dr. Astman was a humanist, a cultural comparatist, and an international scholar.

 

Date: Thursday, October 18, 2018

Time: 12:45 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Guthart Cultural Center Theater, Axinn Library

Free and open to the public.

 

For more information, please contact the Hofstra Cultural Center at 516-463-5669 or visit hofstra.edu/culture.

This event is free, but advance registration is required. Please RSVP below using the RSVP for this Event link.

 

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Cost:

Free

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Location:

Cultural Center Theater - Leo A. Guthart
Guthart Cultural Center Theater
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549
USA


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Hofstra Cultural Center

Phone: 516-463-5669
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