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Webinar: How might universities teach about, through and for human rights?

September 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT

Dr. Felisa Tibbitts, Chair in Human Rights Education at Utrecht University (Netherlands) and Dr. André Keet, Chair for Critical Studies in Higher Education Transformation at Nelson Mandela University (South Africa) are co-editing the book Emancipatory Human Rights and the University. The book explores the theoretical and practical question of how universities can promote human rights, with perspectives from Africa, Europe, Latin America, North2 America and Southeast Asia.

Meet the editors and some authors in a webinar that will take place on 23 September, 20:00 – 21:30 Amsterdam time (GMT +1)/2 p.m.- 3:30 p.m. EDT. Drs. Keet and Tibbitts will be joined by Dr. Regina Cortina of Columbia University (USA) and Dr. Francis Adaikalam, Loyola College (India).

The presentations and discussions will include:

  • International Human Rights Standards and the University
  • A Feminist Lens on Gender Equality in a Mexican University
  • Human Rights Programming and Transformation of South African Universities
  • Human Rights in Indian Social Work Education

Please pre-register at: https://tinyurl.com/HRUniversity

This virtual panel will be part of SIM/Utrecht University’s 40th Anniversary celebration and is also taking place during the 100th anniversary of the Soroptimists, who are sponsoring Dr. Tibbitts’ Chair in Human Rights Education.

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