Sunday, November 29, 2009

HUMAN RIGHTS DAY: “Are Human Rights Universal?”

HUMAN RIGHTS DAY: “Are Human Rights Universal?”
is the topic of a Human Rights Day program by Dr. Bill Felice, professor of political science at Eckerd Colleges who teaches courses in international political economy, international organization, international law, and human rights.
The program will begin at 7:00 PM on Human Rights Day, Thursday, December 10 at the Eckerd College Miller Auditorium, 4200 54th Avenue South in St. Petersburg. Dr. Felice will discuss whether or not the concept of human rights is primarily a western concept, how human rights are reconciled with religious practice, who defines human rights, and developing countries’ ability to afford human rights without assistance. A panel discussion will feature Luz Estella Nagle, professor at Stetson Law School with a background in fighting drug lords in Colombia and stopping human trafficking; a representative from the Tampa chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations; and Dr. Fred Morris, Director of the Faith Partners of Americas in Panama, who was tortured by the Brazilian government, which recently acknowledged torturing Dr. Morris and gave him a formal apology and compensation. Dr. David Randle, Co-Facilitator of Global Healing Initiative, will moderate.

The program is sponsored by the United Nations Association of Tampa Bay, Global Healing, and the Eckerd College Center for Spiritual Life and Campus Ministries

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