Economic Rights Advocacy in Practice: The Long (and unfinished) Journey of India’s Right to Food Campaign

When: Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:10 PM1:45 PM


127 Wall St., New Haven, CT 06511
Speaker/Performer: Shareen Hertel, Associate Professor of Political Science & Human Rights and Editor, The Journal of Human Rights, University of Connecticut
Description: Hertel’s scholarship centers on social movement activism on labor and economic rights in all three regions; she also writes and comments in the media and policy circles on the practical challenges of rights implementation in factory settings and in more general social welfare arenas (such as food policy). Her published work takes up these themes, including her sole-authored volume Unexpected Power: Conflict and Change Among Transnational Activists (Cornell 2006); her two co-edited volumes, Economic Rights: Conceptual, Measurement, and Policy Issues (Cambridge 2007) and Human Rights in the United States: Beyond Exceptionalism (Cambridge 2011); as well as numerous scholarly articles. Hertel is editor of The Journal of Human Rights, co-editor of the International Studies Intensives book series of Paradigm Publishers, and serves on the editorial boards of Human Rights Review and Human Rights and Human Welfare.

Open To: General Public
Admission: Free
Sponsor(s): Orville H. Schell, Jr. Center for International Human Rights
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