06/09/2018 - 31/10/2018    
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The City College of New York, CUNY, invites submissions for its Critical Perspectives on Human Rights Conference, March 13-15, 2019.

The Critical Perspectives on Human Rights Conference aims to explore the contested legacy of human rights in increasingly uncertain times. It seeks to foster dialogue and scholarship from a wide range of perspectives. Conference organizers invite papers from scholars and activists who continue to view the human rights project as a moral and ethical challenge to power as well as from those who see it as an enabler of political and economic domination. The Critical Perspectives on Human Rights Conference welcomes proposals that reassess the origins, foundations, and contemporary forms of human rights discourse, ideas, and practice today.

Conference organizers will prioritize proposals that fall within the following ten broad thematic areas:

Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Human Rights

Politics and Ethics of Human Rights Practice

Critical Theory and Human Rights

Media and Human Rights in the Digital Age

Changing Forms of Warfare and the Challenge to Human Rights

The Future(s) of Human Rights

Basic Needs and Human Rights

Women’s Rights as Human Rights

Health and Human Rights

Migration and Human Rights


Submission of proposals:

Paper proposals should include a title, an abstract of no more than 300 words, and a one-page CV. These should be submitted through the conference website no later than October 31, 2018.  

Panel proposals should include a title, a panel abstract of no more than 500 words, three to four paper abstracts of no more than 300 words each, and a one-page CV for each participant, including the panel chair and/or commentator.

Presentations: Panels will be 90 minutes in length, and papers should be no more than 20 minutes each.

Individual Submissions: http://www.humanrightsccny.org/individual-submission/

Panel Submissions: http://www.humanrightsccny.org/panel-proposals/

Registration Fees:

The regular conference registration fee is $150.00. Early registration by December 31st, 2018 is $125.00.

The fee for students is $75.00. Early bird registration by December 31st, 2018 is $60.00.

The registration fee will be waived for CUNY participants (faculty, staff, and students).


Conference Location:

25 Broadway, 7th Floor

The City College of New York, Center for Worker Education

Division of Interdisciplinary Studies

New York, NY 1004

For further details, visit the conference website: http://www.humanrightsccny.org/cphr-conference/