Friday, February 01, 2008

Student Globalization and Human Rights Conference


As Co-Chairs of the Northwestern University Conference on Human Rights (NUCHR), we are excited to announce our 5th annual conference, entitled "Globalization and the Universality of Human Rights." The conference will examine issues such as the homogeny and hegemony of human rights, focusing on issues involving cultural and religious issues, multi-national corporations, international justice, and health. We would like to encourage your students to apply to attend the conference as student delegates. We would greatly appreciate it if you would forward the following announcement. Please let us know if you have any questions.

All the best,

Elizabeth Nielsen and Gauthami Soma
Northwestern University Conference on Human Rights

"Globalization and the Universality of Human Rights"

April 10-13, 2008
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

The fifth annual Northwestern University Conference on Human Rights (NUCHR) is proud to announce a national student conference on "Globalization and the Universality of Human Rights," which will take place on Northwestern's Evanston campus on April 10-13, 2006. The Conference will examine the impact of globalizing forces on the tension between cultural relativism and the universality of human rights in four key areas: cultural and religious tensions, multinational corporations, international justice, and health. NUCHR will provide the funding to bring talented undergraduate student leaders and activists from colleges across the country to attend a three-day summit. Students will interact with distinguished speakers and panelists, comprised of top academics, activists, and policy-makers in the field.

As the largest student-organized and student-attended human rights conference in the United States, the conference is dedicated to fostering social activism and raising awareness of international human rights issues by uniting student leaders from across the country with renowned activists, academics, and policy makers over a three day summit. In the past, the conference has focused on issues such as American interventionist policy, American policy towards HIV and AIDS in the developing world, human trafficking, and torture. We have featured distinguished speakers such as Romeo Dallaire, Richard Holbrooke, Bernard Kouschner, Stephen Lewis, John Miller, and Cherif Bassiouni.

To apply to attend the Conference as a student delegate (including funding for travel and housing expenses) and for more information on NUCHR, please visit our website: Applications are due on February 25, 2008.

If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact the co-chairs of this year's conference, Elizabeth Nielsen and Gauthami Soma, via e-mail or phone 612.695.7944.