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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

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
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