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Human Rights Thought and Practice in the Contemporary World

12 November 2012

Date: Saturday 24 November 2012

Location: Room CON.2.05 which is located on the second floor of Connaught House on Aldwych. On Saturdays, this building is reached via the Old Building of the LSE on Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE.

About this Event: Political Thought Specialist Group of the Political Studies Association host an international conference with the generous support of the LSE Centre for the Study of Human Rights.


10:00 – 10:05
Welcoming remarks by Dr Evangelia Sembou, Convenor of the Political Thought Specialist Group and Professor Chetan Bhatt, Director of the Centre for the Study of Human Rights, LSE
10:05 – 10:40
Professor Thomas Pogge, Yale University: ‘World Poverty: Responses and Responsibilities’
10:40 – 11:15 Dr Birgit Schippers, St Mary’s University College Belfast: ‘Who is the Human in Human Rights?’
  Break for coffee, tea and biscuits
11:30 – 12:05 Ms Janne Mende, University of Giessen ‘Universal and Regional Rights’
12:05 – 12:40 Dr Saladin Meckled-Garcia, University College London: ‘Human Rights and Social Distributive Justice: Keeping them Apart v “Muddling Through”’
12:40 – 13:15 Dr Jesse Anne Tomalty, Nuffield College, Oxford: ‘Human Rights as Rights’
  Lunch break
14:00 – 14:35 Dr Alessandra Sarquis, Centre de Rationalités Contemporaines, Université Paris IV - Pavillon Sorbonne: ‘Considerations about Freedom, Plurality and International Human Rights’
14:35 – 15:10 Dr Anthony J. Langlois, Flinders University: ‘Performing the Practice of Human Rights: The Case of the New ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights’
15: 10 – 15:45 Dr Joe Hoover, LSE: ‘Towards a Politics for Human Rights: Ambiguous Humanity and Democratizing Rights’
  Break for coffee, tea and biscuits
16:00 – 16:35 Ms Diana Trifu, Mr Cristian Ducu and Ms Ana Constantinescu, University of Bucharest: ‘Is there a Moral Obligation of Wealthy Countries Towards Protecting Human Rights in Poor Countries?’
16:35 – 17:10 Professor Chetan Bhatt, LSE: ‘The Antinomies of Human Rights: Al Qaeda and Progressive Political Movements’
Dr Zenon Stavrinides, University of Leeds: ‘Parting Remarks’

Participation fee is set at £32.00 which includes a sandwich lunch and coffee/tea during breaks. Inquiries should be addressed to Dr Zenon Stavrinides at z.stavrinides@leeds.ac.uk

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