A Foundation for Justice and Equality
When the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was proclaimed by the United Nations in July 1948, it set out, for the first time, the fundamental human rights of all people, a universal prescription for ensuring the dignity of every person.
Seventy-five years later, the declaration is the most translated document in the world and it has inspired the adoption of more than seventy human rights treaties. But important questions remain, including how different perspectives, not included in 1948, can contribute to or even correct our understanding of human rights in 2023.
The Keough School of Global Affairs will mark this important anniversary with a two-day forum to explore these questions. Dr. Walton Webson, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of Antigua and Barbuda to the United Nations, will offer a keynote address to stimulate reflections on “Human Rights, a Foundation for Justice and Equality: Fulfilling the Promise of the Sustainable Development Goals.”
Ambassador Walton Alfonso Webson, the permanent representative at the UN for Antigua and Barbados, will deliver the keynote address at 5:45 p.m. in the Hesburgh Center Auditorium, and a full schedule of panels will take place on both Thursday, November 9, and Friday, November 10.
Originally published at nanovic.nd.edu.
Thursday, November 9
4:00-5:15 PM Panel 2: The pluralism of dignity traditions
1050 Jenkins Nanovic Halls
- Chair: Michel Hockx, Director, Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies; Professor of Chinese Literature
- Seyed Masoud Noorii, Founder And Executive Director Roya, Institute for Global Justice; Former Faculty Member, Center for Human Rights Studies, Mofid University, Iran
- Pavithra Rajendran, PhD Fellow, Kellogg Institute for International Studies, Keough School of Global Affairs, University of Notre Dame
- Ebrahim Moosa, Mirza Family Professor of Islamic Thought and Muslim Societies, Keough School of Global Affairs, University of Notre Dame
Friday, November 10
9:00-10:15 AM Panel 3: Enacting human dignity today
1050 Jenkins Nanovic Halls
- Chair: Abby Córdova, Associate Professor of Global Affairs
- Monalisa, Indian Human Rights Attorney
- Ellis Adams, Associate Professor of Geography and Environmental Policy, Keough School of Global Affairs, University of Notre Dame
- Tamás Adány, Head of Department of International Law, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Hungary
This event is presented by the Keough School of Global Affairs and its Ansari Institute for Global Engagement with Religion, Kellogg Institute for International Studies, Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies, Klau Institute for Civil and Human Rights, Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies, McKenna Center for Human Development and Global Business, Nanovic Institute for European Studies, and the Pulte Institute for Global Development.