Oct 4, 2016
12:30pm - 1:30pm    |    The Puck Building, The Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, 2nd Fl., 295 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012-9604

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About the talk:

To achieve the social change envisioned by the human rights framework, we must transfer legal wins to the realities of people’s lives. Grassroots women’s organizations are vital and under-recognized leaders in this work to move human rights from paper to practice. Yifat Susskind, Executive Director of the international women’s human rights organization MADRE, will share expertise from decades of partnering with grassroots women and concrete steps for practitioners.


About the speaker:

Yifat Susskind, Executive Director of MADRE, partners with women’s human rights activists from Latin America, the Middle East, Asia and Africa to create programs in their communities that meet urgent needs and create lasting change. Yifat leads MADRE’s combined strategy of community-based partnerships and international human rights advocacy.

Coupling this expertise with her extensive writing on US foreign policy and international issues, Yifat helps to develop strategies to build movements for social justice and human rights. Yifat’s writing and critical analysis on US foreign policy and women’s human rights has appeared in online and print publications such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, Foreign Policy in Focus, The Guardian and The Huffington Post. She has been featured as a commentator on CNN, National Public Radio, and BBC Radio.

About the series: Each Tuesday, the Conflict, Security, and Development Series will examine new research, discuss creative policy approaches and highlight recent innovations in responding to the challenges of security and development in conflict and post-conflict situations. This series is co-presented by the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU Law School, the Center for Global Affairs at NYU’s School for Continuing and Professional Studies, NYU’s College of Global Public Health, The Program in International Relations at NYU’s GSAS, and the Office of International Programs at NYU Wagner. For a list of other events in the series, click here.


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