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Global Problems, Global Solutions Inter-University Conference

February 20-21, 2009

7:00PM, Feb. 20, McConomy Auditorium, UC / Keynote Presentation / Speak Truth to Power, a play

Feb. 21, 2009: Conference



This inter-university conference will discuss the broad topic of “global problems and global solutions,” with a special focus on human rights, defined to include the full range of human rights -– political, economic, social and cultural –- envisioned in the founding human rights documents.

The conference will commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and will examine the progress made in achieving the vision of human rights, from effective strategies developed to combat human rights abuses to the contemporary human rights challenges and the new actors changing the environment for human rights globally. The conference will examine themes within contemporary human rights from the nexus of poverty and human rights to corporate accountability and the role of international financial institutions and human rights, and the impact of environmental problems on human rights.

All conference activities will take place at Carnegie Mellon University on Friday, February 20, and Saturday, February 21, 2009.