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Human Rights and the Global Economy: A Social Research Conference

The New School for Social Research’s Center for Public Scholarship and its flagship journal, Social Research: An International Quarterly, will present the conference Human Rights and the Global Economy,, on November 9th and 10th. The conference, which commemorates the tenth anniversary of the graduate program in International Affairs, is organized by New School faculty Nehal Bhuta, Arien Mack, Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, and Miriam Ticktin.

The conference will feature a keynote lecture by Olivier De Schutter, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food on Wednesday, November 9, at 6:00 p.m. in Tishman Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street. Dr. De Schutter will address The Role of Human Rights in Shaping International Regimes,, and his remarks will be followed by an audience discussion moderated by New School President David E. Van Zandt.

Along with Dr. De Schutter’s speech, Human Rights and the Global Economy, will feature panel discussions and presentations exploring the intersection of human rights intersects and macroeconomics. Sessions will include:

Trade and Intellectual Property, featuring New School professor Sanjay Reddy, the London School of Economics’ Andrew Lang and others

Global Poverty and the Obligations of Rich Countries, with Fukuda-Parr, Australian National University’s Christian Barry, New York University’s Philip Alston and others

Human Rights, Climate Change and Global Justice,, with Christian Michelsen Institute’s Siri Gloppen and others;

Corporations and Human Rights Obligations, featuring Oxfam America’s Chris Jochnik and others.

Admission is $30 for the full conference and $10 per session. Non-profit staff and members (with proper ID) may enter at a discounted rate of $15 for the full conference and $5 per session. The conference is free for full-time students (with valid ID) and New School faculty, alumni and staff (with valid ID). Register online, or emailing

For more information or to view the complete program, speakers’ bios, and paper abstracts visit the conference website.

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