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Kingston is also director of the Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies.

Kingston's Fulbright, NEH Awards Will Advance Research in Human Rights

April 27, 2017

Associate professor Lindsey Kingston has received a Fulbright Lectureship and a National Endowment for the Humanities award, two prestigious honors that will advance her research in the areas of human rights and citizenship. The Fulbright will entail teaching and researching in Milan, Italy -- her ancestral home -- in 2018, while the NEH award will fund three weeks in residence at the Library of Congress researching indigenous sovereignty and identity.

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Staff, faculty and students, notably those affiliated with the WHA, play a key role in the preparation and running of the conference.

22nd Humanitarian Conference Highlights Refugee, Human Rights, Humanitarian Law

March 02, 2017

Webster University Geneva hosted its 22nd International Humanitarian and Security Conference under the theme “Upholding Refugee Protection, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law: The Role of Geneva in International Humanitarian Action." As in past editions, it benefited from the High Patronage of the Government of the Republic and Canton of Geneva.

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Sept. 28-29 at Webster University

Human Rights Conference 2016: Equality Before The Law

September 20, 2016

The Webster University Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies presents its 9th Annual Human Rights Conference Sept. 28-29, 2016, on Equality Before The Law. The keynote address, “Ferguson to Geneva: A Human Rights Framework for the Movement,” will be given by Justin Hansford, Associate Professor at Saint Louis University School of Law. The conference is free and open to the public.

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Webster's 21st International Humanitarian Conference drew 350 participants. [Photo by Oliver O'Hanlon]

21st Humanitarian Conference Draws Leaders to Geneva

February 29, 2016

More than 350 people attended Webster Geneva's 21st annual International Humanitarian Conference, where several keynote speakers were among 40 distinguished panelists and presenters who highlighted the latest data and issues ahead of May's World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul. The hallmark event is organized by the International Relations Department and the Webster Humanitarian Association in close cooperation with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and other Webster faculty, staff and students.

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The 2015 Human Rights Conference focused on UN Millennium Development Goals.

Human Rights Conference Examines Success, Failures of UN Millennium Development Goals

October 13, 2015

The Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies' annual Human Rights Conference examined the successes and failures of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Guest speakers included scholars and human rights advocates from around the country. A full summary is available at Webster's College of Arts and Sciences.

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Students at the 2014 Human Rights Conference

Human Rights Conference to Focus on UN Millennium Development Goals

September 03, 2015

Webster University will host its annual Human Rights Conference at the Webster Groves campus Oct. 7-8, 2015. This year’s conference theme is the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. The keynote on Oct. 8 will be delivered by Judith Blau, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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