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Thinking and Acting Globally and Locally to Address Racial Discrimination: Marking 50 Years Since the Adoption of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

Department of Applied Social Studies, Maynooth University

Monday, May 18, 2015 from 1:30 PM to 6:00 PM (IST)

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A Conference to mark 50 years since the adoption of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

This conference provides a unique opportunity to engage with international human rights experts and CERD members in discussing and reviewing global and national progress to address racial discrimination. The event reflects the continuing commitment of the Dept. of Applied Social Studies to promoting and supporting engagement with human rights and acknowledges the contribution of Anastasia Crickley, our Head of Dept. to that work locally and globally.


Outline Programme

Registration at Venue from 12.30

13.30 Welcome & Introduction

  • Anastasia Crickley, Maynooth University, Vice-President UN CERD
  • Prof. Aidan Mulkeen, Deputy President Maynooth University

13.45 Opening Address

  • Minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, Minister of State, Dept. of Justice & Equality

14.00 Session I: Irish Issues

Chair: Rachel Doyle, Community Workers Co-operative

  • Edel McGinley, Migrants Rights Centre Ireland
  • Shane O’Curry, European Network Against Racism Ireland
  • Sylvia Mbasinge, Experiences of Direct Provision
  • David Joyce, Member Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission
  • Obert Makaza, New Communities in Ireland

15.30 Coffee & Tea

15.50 Session II: Global Perspectives

Chair: Seamus Taylor, Maynooth University

  • Prof. Michael O'Flaherty,Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway
  • Prof. Carlos M. Vazquez, Georgetown University & CERD Member (USA)
  • Anastasia Crickley, Maynooth University, Vice-President UN CERD

16.50 Session III: Plenary Discussion

Chair: Oonagh McArdle, Maynooth University

  • Panellists & Participants

17.15 Reflections

  • Emily Logan, Chief Commissioner, Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission
  • Prof. Rowena Pecchenino, Dean Faculty of Social Sciences, Maynooth University

17.30 Conclusion of Seminar

 The conference will be followed by a reception from 17.30-18.30

Have questions about Thinking and Acting Globally and Locally to Address Racial Discrimination: Marking 50 Years Since the Adoption of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination? Contact Department of Applied Social Studies, Maynooth University

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Maynooth University
South Campus
Maynooth

Ireland

Monday, May 18, 2015 from 1:30 PM to 6:00 PM (IST)


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