Jan 25, 2016
5:00pm - 7:00pm    |    The New School, Room 510, 5th floor, 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY

Admission free: RSVP required at iaevents@newschool.edu

This event will celebrate the publication of 3 books on the theories and practices of human rights and development.  It will be an occasion to debate: why human rights framing of health and food security matter, but why they are not being mainstreamed into development policy.

The publications include:

Alicia Ely Yamin. Power, Suffering and the Struggle for Dignity – Human Rights Frameworks for Health and Why They Matter. 

Sakiko Fukuda-Parr and Viviene Taylor (eds).  Food Security in South Africa: Human Rights and Entitlement Perspectives.  

Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Terra Lawson-Remer, Susan Randolph. Fulfilling Social and Economic Rights. Oxford University Press

Speakers include:

  • Philip Alston, UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights and Extreme Poverty, NYU School of Law Professor and CHRGJ Faculty Director
  • Alicia Yamin, JD MPH, author and Director of the JD/MPH program at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, author and Professor, International Affairs, The New School
  • Sanjay Ruparelia, Associate Professor of Politics, The New School for Social Research
  • Manjari Mahajan, Assistant Professor of International Affairs, The New School

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