Presented by Dr. Tara White, Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Social Sciences (Research) and the founding director of the Laboratory of Affective Neuroscience at Brown University
Neuroscientist and psychology researcher Tara White proposes that protections provided by international human rights instruments are rooted in fundamental properties of the human brain. The emerging field that she has named dignity neuroscience stems from her and others’ work in human brain science and human emotions. Dr. White proposes a framework that provides an empirical foundation to support and foster human dignity, universal rights, and their active furtherance by individuals, nations, and international law. It incorporates understandings of brain structures involved in agency, autonomy, and self-determination, the harms of privation and maltreatment, and the concept of intrinsic human dignity expressed in longstanding cultural, religious, and philosophical traditions.
HDCA Webinar2022Human Rights
A webinar on the 2022 UNDP-HDRO Special Report on Human Security
HDCA Webinar2022Human Security
Report leader, Dr. Heriberto Tapia, plus members of the Report team, present an overview of the Report’s purposes, main arguments, and hoped-for uses. Presenters: Andrew Crabtree, Copenhagen Business School
Oscar A. Gómez, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
John Morrissey, National University of Ireland
A conversation with Dr. Faranaaz Veriava
Adopted in 2019, the Abidjan Principles lay out governments’ international legal obligations in the area of education to ensure education rights do not get undermined by private actors. Dr. Faranaaz Veriava, who served on the advisory committee to the drafting team, describes how the principles have been used by education advocates in litigation and advocacy. Enough time will be put aside to ensure participants have the chance to ask questions and to engage with each other.
HDCA Webinar2022EducationHuman Rights