Northwestern University

Thu 7:00 PM

Against the Human Right to Water?

When: Thursday, January 26, 2017
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM  

Where: 1902 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Iszy Licht   847.467.2770

Group: Buffett Institute for Global Studies

Category: Global & Civic Engagement


The human right to water presents a powerful defense of international responsibility for the 1.2 billion people living with physical water scarcity. But the basis for, and practical value of, this right is less clear than its rhetorical force. Michael Tiboris argues that the human right to water requires a more robust justification than it has been given if it is to play the role it is supposed to play in improving the lives of the global (water) poor.

Michael Tiboris is Global Water Fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and Public Fellow for the American Council of Learned Societies. His research concerns justice and water resource distribution, including urban water quality crises, distributional fairness, water conflict, and transboundary resource governance.

This is part of the Buffett Institute Human Rights Speaker Series.

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