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March 13, 2009

Rapoport Center announces fifth annual human rights conference, March 26–28, 2009

The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice at the University of Texas School of Law will present its fifth annual conference, “Human Rights at UT: A Dialogue at the Intersection of Academics and Advocacy,” March 26 at Mezes Hall and March 27–28 at the Texas Union on the University of Texas campus.

The conference will engage faculty, staff, students, and advocates in dialogue, reflection, and evaluation of the diversity of international and transnational human rights issues in which University of Texas campuses are involved. Organizers said they hope to use the conference to consider the state of human rights theory and practice and their possible trajectories over the coming years and examine how participants in academic institutions in Texas are poised to address the future of human rights through research, teaching, and advocacy. This event is cosponsored by the UT Libraries, the Performing Arts Center, the Humanities Institute, South Asia Institute, the Office of Thematic Initiatives and Community Engagement, Ethnic and Third World Literatures in the Department of English, and the Office of the Vice-Provost for Health Affairs.

The event is free and open to the public, but because space is limited at parts of the conference(especially the meals and receptions), it is recommended that attendees register as soon as possible.

Related links:

The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice

“Human Rights at UT: A Dialogue at the Intersection of Academics and Advocacy”

Registration

Schedule

Contact:
Sarah Cline, the Rapoport Center, 512.232.4857, scline@law.utexas.edu