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Friday, October 24 • 9:05am - 9:35am
Human Rights and Global Justice: What Do Cities Have to Do with It?

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As the world continues to rapidly urbanize, we look at the role that cities can play in delivering justice and opportunity for all their citizens. Where can we find examples of interventions that protect human rights, empower residents, and strengthen the social and economic capacity of the city?  

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Dr. Eugenie L. Birch, FAICP

Chair, The Municipal Art Society of New York and Lawrence C. Nussdorf Professor of Urban Research, Department of City & Regional Planning and Co-Director, Penn Institute for Urban Research, University of Pennsylvania
Eugenie L. Birch FAICP, RTPI (hon), is Lawrence C. Nussdorf Professor of Urban Research, Chair, Graduate Group of City and Regional Planning, University of Pennsylvania School of Design, co-director, Penn Institute for Urban Research (Penn IUR) and co-editor, City in the 21st Century series, University of Pennsylvania Press. Her most recent books are: Women’s Health and the World’s Cities (with Afaf Meleis and Susan Wachter) Global... Read More →

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Anne Pasternak

President & Artistic Director, Creative Time
President and Artistic Director Anne Pasternak joined Creative Time in the fall of 1994. Since then, Creative Time has collaborated with hundreds of artists to ignite the public's imagination, explore ideas that shape society, and bring groundbreaking public art to millions of people around the world. Thanks to Pasternak's vision, Creative Time is the only public arts organization with programs that have reached from New York to Hanoi to outer... Read More →
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Nithya Raman

Director, Transparent Chennai
Nithya V. Raman is an urban planner who has been working in India for nearly a decade. Her research and writing has focused on urban governance, slums and access to land and services, and transparency. In 2010, she founded Transparent Chennai, which creates maps and information about neglected civic issues to support advocacy by and for the urban poor. The team’s research is cited widely, and has informed public discourse and... Read More →
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Kenneth Roth

Executive Director, Human Rights Watch
Kenneth Roth is the executive director of Human Rights Watch, one of the world’s leading international human rights organizations, which operates in more than 90 countries. Prior to joining Human Rights Watch in 1987, Mr. Roth served as a federal prosecutor in New York and for the Iran-Contra investigation in Washington. A graduate of Yale Law School and Brown University, Mr. Roth has conducted numerous human rights investigations and... Read More →
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Andrew Rudd

Urban Environment Officer, Urban Environment and Planning Branch of UN-HABITAT
Andrew Rudd is the Urban Environment Officer for UN-Habitat. He is out-posted to New York from the Urban Planning & Design Branch in Nairobi, where he lived and worked for five years. In New York he coordinates advocacy for urban component of the Post-2015 Development Agenda (including the the Sustainable Development Goals) and manages a portfolio of projects related to reducing urban sprawl and improving landscape connectivity. He was the... Read More →
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Darren Walker

(Moderator) President, Ford Foundation
Darren Walker is the 10th president of the Ford Foundation, the second largest philanthropy in the United States. For more than two decades Mr. Walker has been a leader in the non-profit and philanthropic sectors, leading local community and economic development initiatives in Harlem (1994-2001). He then led programs in human rights, urban development, and free expression, first as Vice President at the Rockefeller Foundation and later as Vice... Read More →

Friday October 24, 2014 9:05am - 9:35am
The TimesCenter 242 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036