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NUCHR Conference 2013: Human Rights and International Peacekeeping

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When: Saturday, January 19, 2013
7:30 PM - 7:30 PM  

Where: McCormick Foundation Center, McCormick Tribune Center, 1870 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public

Cost: 0

Contact: Noeli Serna  

Group: NUCHR

Category: Academic

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The tenth annual Northwestern University Conference on Human Rights (NUCHR) will take place on Northwestern's Evanston campus from January 17th-20th, 2013. Throughout the three day conference, delegates will explore the complexities behind international and local Peacekeeping. The conference will open with a discussion of the definitions and justifications of Peacekeeping as a form of dealing with international conflicts. Participants of the first panel will present and justify different approaches to international peacekeeping, weighing the pros and cons of each method of Peacekeeping. In the two following panels, experts in the field will discuss issues of immunity and impunity, bureaucratic barriers, political implications, and the creation of conditions for sustaining peace. Additionally, delegates will explore the pros and cons of local Peacekeeping efforts by participating in an experiential learning trip to several Chicago neighborhoods. Finally, delegates will break up into small groups throughout the three days for further discussion on the topics presented.

The schedule for the conference is now available! The following events are open to the public:

Thursday, Jan. 17

7:30-9 p.m: Opening Keynote--Arthur Boutellis in Harris 107

Friday, Jan. 18

10-10:45 a.m: Panel 1--"Defining Rights in Peacekeeping" in McCormick Tribune Center

11:45-12:30: Panel 1, part 2

Saturday, Jan 19

10-11:30 a.m: Panel 2--"Beyond Enforcing the Peace: The Role of Troops in Reconstruction" in McCormick Tribune Center

2-3:30 p.m: Panel 3--"Beyond the Blue Helmet: The Human Rights of Peacebuilding" in McCormick Tribune Center

6:30-7:30 p.m: Closing Keynote--Tom Oliver in McCormick Tribune Center

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