Global Challenges to International Human Rights: A Lecture by Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein

Thursday, April 18 at 11:00am

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Taper Hall (THH), 301
3501 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Global Challenges to International Human Rights
A Lecture by Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein

Thursday, April 18, 2019, at 11 a.m.
Taper Hall 301

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Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein of Jordan is the former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. A powerful advocate for human rights and open societies, Zeid is known for his outspoken criticism of fascism, religious radicalism, and threats to civil liberties growing in countries around the world. Following his approval by the U.N. General Assembly in 2014, he became the sixth High Commissioner for Human Rights and was the first Arab and Muslim to hold the post. In his lecture, Zeid will draw from his career in diplomacy and as the Human Rights Chief to address the geopolitical climate, relations in the Middle East, and the current challenges to human rights. 

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Sponsored by the Department of Political Science/Jesse Unruh Institute of Politics; USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences; Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative; the Office of the Provost; Price School of Public Policy; Dworak-Peck School of Social Work; School of International Relations; Center for International Studies; Center for Religion and Civic Culture; Blackstonians Pre-Law Honor Society; Harman Academy for Polymathic Study; Annenberg School for Journalism and Communication; Center for Law, History and Culture; and Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics.


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Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative, Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, Political Science
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