Northwestern University

Fri 12:00 PM

Research and Advocacy at the Intersection of Health and Human Rights

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When: Friday, February 15, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  

Where: Rebecca Crown Center, 633 Clark Street, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

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

Contact: Dylan Peterson   847.467.2770

Group: Buffett Institute for Global Studies

Category: Global & Civic Engagement


While the right to health remains, at most, an emergent talking point for the political left in the United States, human rights play critical roles in shaping individual and system level health in countries around the world. This talk will highlight a few key issues and examples of global concern at the intersection of health and human rights.

Brian Citro is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law in the Bluhm Legal Clinic and co-director of the global advocacy project Developing a Human Rights-Based Approach to TB, administered by the TB and Human Rights Consortium. He served as Senior Research Officer to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health and worked in New Delhi, India as Project Manager of the Global Health and Human Rights Database at the Lawyers Collective prior to this. He has also worked as a consultant for the World Health Organization, UN Development Program and UN Stop TB Partnership. His research and writing focus on health and human rights, climate geoengineering, sex selection and police use of force in the United States. 

The Buffett Institute Faculty & Fellows Colloquium brings together an interdisciplinary audience to build awareness of global research on campus. This series promotes dialogue on scholarship and develops a deeper sense of community among Buffett Institute affiliates. Each meeting lasts one hour; lunch is provided.

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