Cultures, Citizenship and Human Rights


2 May 2018
Utrecht University

Seminar: Leadership in Human Rights, Diversity, and Inclusion

This year, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) turns 70 years old. With celebrations and events taking place around the world, Utrecht University wants to draw specific attention to the notion of leadership in human rights today and to explore in what direction future leadership needs to go, bearing in mind the foundations provided by the UDHR. This event includes a masterclass for PhD Candidates; a keynote address focusing on the life and work of Eleanor Roosevelt; and a high-level panel discussion. The purpose of the panel is to hear the views and experiences of experts on these themes from three specific sectors: education, law, and politics. Drawing from Eleanor Roosevelt’s famous quote about human rights beginning “close to home”, the panellists will focus on developments in the Netherlands and also the wider world.

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Anya Luscombe (University College Roosevelt)
  • Prof. Annetje Ottow (Utrecht University, Vice President of the Executive Board, and chair of the Diversity Task Force)
  • Amb. Kees van Baar, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Human Rights Ambassador in the Netherlands
  • Prof. Felisa Tibbitts, Utrecht University, Chair in Human Rights Education
  • Dr. Aminata Cairo, Hague University of Applied Sciences, Lectorate in Inclusive Education
  • Dr. Moritz Baumgärtel,Utrecht University, University College Roosevelt

Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 15.00

Location: Aula, Academiegebouw, Domplein 29, Utrecht


You can find the full programme here (pdf)