Human Rights in Times of Crisis


WHEN May 9, 2022
12:30-6:30 PM WHERE NYUAD Campus WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute By Invitation Interested scholars please contact

Recent crises—ranging from the COVID-19 pandemic to increasing authoritarianism to environmental collapse—have forced a reckoning with how we should prioritize divergent models of liberty, security, and justice. The Human Rights in Times of Crisis workshop retraces human rights discourse to examine how ideals have shaped enactments in practice and how practicalities have reshaped ideals. Two informal panels propose discussions on rights from the perspectives of political theory and aesthetic practice respectively, followed by a public roundtable of scholars and practitioners on the past and future of human rights and the role of academic institutions therein.

In collaboration with the Culture, Rights, Representation in/for the 21st Century Research Kitchen

Convened by
  • Umair Bilal, Lecturer of Filmmaking Practice, NYUAD
  • Samuel Mark Anderson, Lecturer of Writing, NYUAD
  • Camilla Boisen, Lecturer of Writing, NYUAD
  • George Jose, Visiting Associate Professor of Anthropology, NYUAD

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