February 2, 2018
Monday, Feb. 5: Civil Rights Activist Gay McDougall, Member, UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Monday, February 5, 2018
“Can the U.N. End Racism?: International Responses to Racial Discrimination”
A talk by Gay McDougall, member, UN committee on the elimination of racial discrimination
12:00- 1:00 p.m.
Lunch will be served
Please join the Human Rights Program for a talk by Gay McDougall, member of the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and distinguished scholar-in-residence at the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham University School of Law. Prof. McDougall also served as the U.N. Independent Expert on Minority Issues and the Executive Director of Global Rights. Prior to that, she was an activist against the Apartheid regime in South Africa, where she helped secure the release of thousands of political prisoners and supported the democratic transition.
This event is co-sponsored by the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race & Justice, the Harvard Human Rights Journal, the Harvard Black Law Students Association, and HLS Student Advocates for Human Rights.