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U.K. Professor Lecturing on Economy, Human Rights

October 20, 2011 6:39 AM | News

By Tyler Sutherland

A visiting lecturer to the University of Manitoba will give a speech on economic implications and consequences of human rights this evening.

Diane Elson from the University of Essex in the UK is currently researching interest is fiscal and monetary policy and the realization of human rights, with a particular focus on economic development gender inequality. Elson has been researching and writing about development issues for more than 30 years, and has published widely in journals, conference proceedings, books and monographs.

A public presentation titled “Human Rights and the NAFTA” will be given from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in The Club Room of the Fort Garry Hotel, 222 Broadway Avenue. The event is being sponsored by the University of Manitoba Global Political Economy Program and the Faculty of Arts.

The event is free and open to the public, with a reception following the talk.