Past Event

Making Human Rights Come Alive

October 23, 2023
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
International Affairs Building, 420 W. 118 St., New York, NY 10027 15th Floor

For the past 75 years, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) has been the foundational document of international law defining and protecting the basic rights and fundamental freedoms of all human beings. As continuing challenges to human rights persist, from the war in Israel to the war in Ukraine to the Taliban’s control of Afghanistan, the UDHR takes on new relevance at 75. Moderated by Hillary Rodham Clinton, this discussion will feature former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and former President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet; leading historian on the negotiation of the UDHR, Allida Black, prominent Ugandan LGBTI Rights Advocate, Frank Mugisha, and the Nobel Peace Prize-Winning Journalist, Maria Ressa. 

Speakers names and titles:

Moderator: Hillary Rodham Clinton, Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia SIPA; 67th Secretary of State and former Senator from New York; IGP Faculty Advisory Board Chair

Michelle Bachelet, Former President of Chile; Former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights; IGP Carnegie Distinguished Fellow

Allida Black, Historian; Distinguished Fellow, Rothermere American Institute, Oxford University

Frank Mugisha, Prominent Ugandan LGBTI Rights Advocate; IGP Carnegie Distinguished Fellow

Maria Ressa, Nobel Peace Prize-Winning Journalist; Cofounder, CEO, and President of Rappler; IGP Carnegie Distinguished Fellow


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