Time: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
Location: Kenney Auditorium (Johns Hopkins SAIS), 1740 Massachusetts Ave Washington, DC 20036
Description: The Women’s Learning Partnership and the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies will present a day-long event examining and re-imagining the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the foundation for global security and sustainable development, using conversation, poetry, film, and music.
International experts and young activists will reignite and reorient dialogue on the place of human rights in policy-making, and underscore the integral role of women’s advancement in sustaining human rights. The program will feature proven models for alleviating poverty, improving health and sanitation, and countering violent extremism, as well as the Washington D.C. premiere of the WLP documentary film: Human Rights: The Unfinished Journey.
Mahnaz Afkhami, President and CEO of WLP, and Vali Nasr, Dean of the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, will present opening remarks.