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A Larger We: Spirituality, Identity, Human Rights, and Social Change

Dustin Sharp, Associate Professor at the Kroc School of Peace Studies at the University of San Diego.  

Dustin Sharp formerly served as researcher for Francophone West Africa at Human Rights Watch. He has published with Human Rights Quarterly and the Journal of Human Rights. He is the author of Rethinking Transitional Justice for the 21st Century: Beyond the End of History (CUP 2018).

HDCA Webinar 2022 Human Rights
59 minutes

Conversations with Human Development Practitioners

Practitioners Roundtable at the HDCA 2022 Global Dialogue Day
Organized by the Early Career Researchers and Practitioners Network (ECRPN)

Practitioners fulfill a crucial role in bringing about the opportunities people value and in realizing human development in diverse localized contexts. In this panel, four practitioners from government, NGOs and the UN discuss how they engage with and apply a human development framework in their work to bridge the divide between research and practice. The panelists offer experiences drawn from their practice and share insights on key questions.

HDCA Webinar 2022 Early Career Researchers and Practitioners Network HDCA Videos
87 minutes

Amartya Sen and Paulo Freire – What can emancipatory development learn from them?

Talk by Dr. Bill Walker
Hosted by the HDCA Asia-Pacific Regional Network (APRN)

Amartya Sen and Paulo Freire are two of the most influential development thinkers of the last fifty years. While both emphasized that development requires freedom and justice, their writings emerged in markedly different contexts, their assumptions often differed, they reached distinctively different conclusions, and their work spawned separate movements. The presented paper aims to compare their thinking and explore potential synergies between them and their movements, which are germane to contemporary development.

HDCA Webinar 2022 Asia-Pacific Region Network
69 minutes

Dignity neuroscience: Links between human rights and the human brain

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 Webinar 2022 Human Rights HDCA Videos
58 minutes

New threats to human security in the Anthropocene — Demanding greater solidarity

A webinar on the 2022 UNDP-HDRO Special Report on Human 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

HDCA Webinar 2022 Human Security HDCA Videos
127 minutes

Stopping Private Education from Undermining Education Rights: The Abidjan Principles

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 Webinar 2022 Education Human Rights HDCA Videos

The integration of participatory approaches to SDG localization

This panel discussion features presentations by four scholars who have published in the recent Policy Forum in the Journal of Human Development and Capabilities on SDG localisation. The discussion will challenge the traditional “top-down” dichotomy in implementing the SDGs, highlighting that to fulfill the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, it is essential to translate the SDGs into national and local policy initiatives. The incorporation of participatory approaches in this process is vital in ensuring collective action and democratic participation. The authors highlight how participatory approaches have been utilised in implementing the SDGs in a local context. 

HDCA Webinar 2022 Empowerment and Collective Capabilities Participatory Methods Sustainable Human Development European Network HDCA Videos
126 minutes
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