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Please join us for a discussion about human rights advocacy within the context of health. The application of human rights frameworks to the study of health has had critical implications: it has extended the bounds of human and governmental agency; helped re-interpret norms in light of gendered and other experiences; demonstrated the porousness and arbitrariness of divides between the public and private, and political and economic realms; as well as created institutional frameworks and procedures at national and international levels. Throughout this history, the most significant source of human rights consciousness and energy has come from the diverse people who have been affected by, and collectively struggled against “pathologies of power.”

Alicia Ely Yamin is Visiting Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center and Director, Health and Human Rights Initiative, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law; Adjunct Lecturer on Law and Global Health, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health; and Global Fellow, Centre on Law and Social Transformation.

Andrés Constantin is an Abogado from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Global Health Law Scholar and LL.M. Candidate in Global Health Law at Georgetown University Law Center.

Lunch will be served. Sponsored by the Human Rights Program.


October 5, 2017
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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WCC 3016 Room


Walters, Dana
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Human Rights Program
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