Spotlight on human rights in the Asia-Pacific Region
Research being conducted on human rights in the Asia-Pacific region will be discussed at the first University Of Wollongong Research Strength Showcase Series presentation for 2011, to be held on Wednesday 23 March.
The presentation, to be given by ARC Future Fellow, Professor Vera Mackie, will focus on Professor Mackie’s Future Fellowship research project -- 'From Human Rights to Human Security: Changing Paradigms for Dealing with Inequality in the Asia-Pacific Region'. Professor Mackie is from the Institute for Social Transformation Research.
The project takes the form of a series of case studies on local responses to the United Nations system of human rights treaties and conventions. Some brief case studies will be presented which illustrate these issues.
“I am particularly interested in the theoretical issues of how to bring together different dimensions of difference such as gender, class and ethnicity.
“And I am also interested in issues involved in communication between bureaucrats, academics and activists,” Professor Mackie said.
The Research Strength Showcase Series is a lunchtime lecture series which provides an opportunity to highlight some of the research conducted at the University of Wollongong.
This Wednesday’s event will be held from 12.30 to 1.30pm in Building 20, Lecture Theatre 2. For further information regarding attending contact Laura Hawes on 4298 1436 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The next presenter in the series will be Associate ProfessorClive Schofield from the Institute for Transnational and Maritime Security who will be speaking on Wednesday 18 May.