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College of Law’s Disability Law and Policy Program To Host Leading Human Rights Scholars as Part of CUSE Grant Project

Posted on Thursday 1/9/2020

The College of Law’s Disability Law and Policy Program (DLPP), through a Syracuse University Collaboration for Unprecedented Success and Excellence (CUSE) Grant, will be hosting a lecture series throughout 2020 on the Effectiveness of Human Rights Treaties.

The speakers include:

Catalina Devandas Aguilar

UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Friday, Jan. 24, 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Location TBA

Professor Erika George

Samuel D. Thurman Professor of Law, University of Utah College of Law

Thursday, Feb. 13, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

College of Law Collaboratory

Co-sponsored by the College of Law Office of the Dean

Professor Beth Simmons

University Professor of Law, Political Science and Business Ethics, University of Pennsylvania

Friday, March 13, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

College of Law Collaboratory

Co-sponsored by the College of Law Office of the Dean

Professor Kathryn Sikkink

Ryan Family Professor of Human Rights, Harvard Kennedy School 

Fall 2020

“This slate of speakers, representing the nation’s leading human rights scholars, is part of a two-year-long interdisciplinary CUSE Grant Project on the role of human rights treaties in effecting societal change,” says Professor Arlene S. Kanter, Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence, Director of DLPP, Director of International Programs, and Principal Investigator for the grant. “Not only is this CUSE Grant Project bringing to the College of Law leading experts in the field of human rights;  it is also bringing together faculty from throughout the University, including my colleagues Professors Cora-True Frost and Zoli from the College of Law, Professors Klotz and Abdelaaty from Maxwell, Professor Gill from the School of Education, and Professor Bellows from Falk College,” Kanter explains.

Additional speakers and events will be announced in the months ahead. 

The CUSE Grant program was designed to be highly interdisciplinary, to spur growth in the research enterprise and to further support the University’s standing as a pre-eminent and inclusive student-focused research university. The CUSE Grant application and merit review processes were designed to emulate the most common practices found in leading external sponsors, with an expectation that CUSE-funded faculty members will seek extramural support for their developed projects and collaboration. The program’s ultimate goal is to increase both extramural funding and high-quality scholarly output, which in turn will increase national and international recognition of awardees, their programs, and the University.