The Annual Front Line Defenders Lecture

Mar 09 2022 Posted: 06:16 GMT


Annual Lecture: Politicizing Human Rights in Palestine/Isreal


Professor Anat Biletzki -Albert Schweitzer Professor of Philosophy

Date: Tuesday 15th March 2022
Time: 18.00 – 19.30
Venue: Human Biology Building, GO19 Large Lecture Theatre, NUI, Galway

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The Annual Front Line Defenders Lecture was established in 2013 to provoke discussion and debate about the range of issues affecting human rights defenders as they work tirelessly to bring about changes and build robust civil societies. The lecture is broadly accessible to a general audience with an interest in philosophy, law, human rights or politics.

About the Annual Lecture
Since 2013, we have had the pleasure of hosting the following speakers for the lecture – philosopher, political activist and social critic, Prof. Noam Chomsky; digital security expert Bruce Schneier; writer, philosopher and philanthropist, Dr. Sigrid Rausing; Czech philosopher and Charter 77 signatory, Prof. Jan Sokol; Nigeria-born lawyer and author, Hauwa Ibrahim Esq.; and American philosopher, Prof. Martha Nussbaum. Topics have covered a range of issues including the responsibility of states to protect human rights actors; the journey from dictatorship to democracy in Czech Republic and the role played by human rights defenders; and online insecurity and the effects on human rights defenders.

See past lectures here: