On November 3, 2008 from 3:30–5:30 PM, in the Sheffield Room at The University of Texas School of Law, the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice will host Helena Alviar, who will speak on “The Progressive Redistribution of Land in Latin America: Between Economic Development and Positivism.”
Helena Alviar is Associate Professor and Director of the Doctorate and Master’s in Law Programs at the Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. She is also a researcher for the USAID-funded project, Improving Land Distribution in Colombia. Alviar received her undergraduate degree in Law and a postgraduate degree in Financial Legislation from the Universidad de Los Andes. She earned her Master’s and Doctorate in Law from Harvard University. As an expert in feminist approaches to law and development, she has been invited to teach and speak to audiences around the world. She has published articles in the United States and Latin America, and has been awarded with the Colfuturo Scholarship, a Fulbright Fellowship, the Enrique Low Murtra Scholarship, the Lewis Fellowship, and the Byse Fellowship.
If you would like to read a copy of Professor Alviar’s paper before the presentation, please email Sarah Cline at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the Rapoport Center’s Human Rights Happy Hour Speaker Series, including additional upcoming speakers, please visit the website:
Program contact: Sarah Cline, Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, email@example.com
Media contact: Kirston Fortune, UT Law Communications Office, (512) 471-7330, or firstname.lastname@example.org