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  • Upcoming Conference at IPFW Challenges UN to Focus on Basic Human Rights
For Immediate Release
April 01, 2014

Upcoming Conference at IPFW Challenges UN to Focus on Basic Human Rights

Key Info

  • Conference on Grounding Human Rights
  • April 18–19, 2014, IPFW Alumni Center
  • Featuring David Marshall, head of global issues in the New York office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—The head of global issues in the New York office of the United Nations (UN) High Commissioner for Human Rights, David Marshall, will call for a revamping of the UN Back to Human Rights Basics at the upcoming Conference on Grounding Human Rights at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) April 18–19, 2014.

Marshall, along with other speakers, will stress the importance of moral education, challenging the UN to focus on basic human rights. Marshall has recommended the United Nations re-examine its purpose, approach, methodology, and results in relation to its rule of law assistance (peacekeeping and peacebuilding), with a view to a better understanding of the core theory for the agency's work.

Additional speakers include James Sterba, professor of philosophy at Notre Dame and moral philosopher of national repute, and Mark Gibney Belk, distinguished professor of humanities at University of North Carolina.

Abstracts from all of the paper presentations are being distributed. Attendees are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the information, as the session will be driven by questions from members of the audience.

This conference takes place at the Steel Dynamics Keith E. Busse IPFW Alumni Center from 8:30 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. on both days. Lunch and refreshments are included.

For more information or to R.S.V.P., please contact the IPFW Human Rights Institute at human_rights_institute@ipfw.edu. Seating is limited.

This conference is sponsored by the IPFW Human Rights Institute.

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