A Justice Conundrum: Environmental Sustainability and Human Rights (78th Anniversary of the United Nations)

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Monona Terrace Convention Center
@ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Join the Dane County Chapter of the United Nations Association-USA in celebrating the 78th anniversary of the United Nations with A Justice Conundrum: Environmental Sustainability and Human Rights. Attendees will have the chance to hear from award-winning author and faculty member, Dr. Sumudu Atapattu.

Dr. Sumudu Anopama Atapattu is a Teaching Professor and Director of the Global Legal Studies Center at UW Law School and the Executive Director of the Human Rights Program at UW-Madison. Dr. Atapattu teaches in the areas of International Environmental law and climate change and human rights. She is affiliated with UW Madison’s Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, Global Health Institute, the Center for South Asia, and the 4W Initiative and has been a visiting professor at Doshisha University Law School, Japan, Justus Liebig University, Germany and Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain. Her books include: “UN Human Rights Institutions and the Environment: Synergies, Challenges, Trajectories”; “Cambridge Handbook of Environmental Justice and Sustainable Development (coeditor): Human Rights and the Environment: Key Issues (co-author); “Human Rights Approaches to Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities”; “International Environmental Law and the Global South” (co-editor); and “Emerging Principles of International Environmental Law”.

The event will begin at 12:30pm on October 22nd at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center. Participants will also have the opportunity to participate in a silent auction and attend the announcement of the 2023 Global Citizen of the Year award recipient.

Registration information will be coming soon. In the meantime, find the event’s official Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/641411761262315/?ref=newsfeed