Leap Frog Feminism: Learning about Human Rights Institution Building from Local Actors

TNH 2.111 Sheffield Room (*Please note the room change) .

Mon, April 18, 2011 | TNH 2.111 Sheffield Room (*Please note the room change).

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

“Leap Frog Feminism: Learning about Human Rights Institution Building from Local Actors”
Dr. Julie Mertus, American University
Professor at the School of International Service
Co-Director of the MA Program in Ethics, Peace, & Global Affairs

Monday, April 18, 3:30-5:30p
TNH 2.111 Sheffield Room (*Please note the room change) : http://www.utexas.edu/law/about/maps/index.php?level=2)
Rapoport Center Human Rights Happy Hour
Sponsored by the CWGS/Rapoport Center Research Cluster on Women, Gender, & Human Rights

Drawing on 25 years of experience working with a host of governmental and nongovernmental human rights organizations, Professor Julie Mertus explains the many mistakes and the few successes in two decades of human rights advocacy. The future, she predicts, rests with today's students who must navigate the many speed bumps and pot holes frustrating social justice and participatory democracy today.

Professor Mertus is author of publications including Human Rights Matters: Local Politics and National Human Rights Institutions (Stanford, 2010), “The Rejection of Human Rights Framings: The Case of LGBT Advocacy in the U.S.” (Human Rights Quarterly 29.4, 2007), and co-author of Local Action, Global Change: A Handbook on Women’s Human Rights (Paradigm, 2008).

 

 

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