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Indigenous Peoples Movements and Rights: International Law in the making

Start/End Monday, November 11, 2013 12:10 PM EST -- 01:10 PM EST
Location Name JG 101

Please join CSIL and NALSA in welcoming Professor Elsa Stamatopoulou, Director of the Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Program at Columbia University's Institute for the Study of Human Rights for a discussion of indigenous peoples rights and its development within international law. Professor Stamatopoulou worked at the UN for over 20 years, and was the first Chief of the Secretariat of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. She joined Columbia University in 2011 and teaches a class on indigenous rights in addition to her role at the ISHR. Professor Stamatopoulou has received various awards for her work, including The Ingrid Washinawatok El Issa O’Peqtaw Metaehmoh-Flying Eagle Woman Peace, Justice and Sovereignty Award; the award of the NGO Committee on the Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples; and the Eleanor Roosevelt Award of the Human Rights Center and of Voices 21.

Non-pizza lunch will be served. Contact Kate Benner at klb2171@columbia.edu with any questions.