Human Rights in Diverse Societies, Canada

The Global Conference on Human Rights in Diverse Societies
Montreal October 7th- 9th, 2010

Deadline: 28/02/2010
Call for: participants

The conference is organized by The Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism in collaboration with the McGill Faculty of Law. The conference will bring together diverse scholars, policy makers, journalists, students and members of civil society in an effort to understand how to establish and evaluate multiculturalism policies that will help diminish sources of cultural conflict and foster increased participation of all members of society at all levels.

The young leaders will engage in scholarly debate on key issues surrounding multiculturalism, including: diversity, individual rights and minority rights; indigenous peoples as drivers of multicultural policies; media discourse; education as antidote to hatred; religious diversity; security threats and identity discourses; and discrimination in the labour market and diversity in the business community.

Financial matters
The McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism will cover all costs, including travel expenses to and from Montreal, accommodation from Monday October 4th to Saturday October 9th and conference fees.

Eligibility
Applicants must:
– be under 30 years of age as of December 1st, 2010
– hold a social science degree – in law, political science, economics, sociology, history, cultural studies, anthropology or any other relevant field – preferably at a graduate level
– have relevant field experience
– show a demonstrated commitment to the area of human rights and/or social justice
– be able to communicate in English

Application procedure
To apply download and complete the application form (consisting of personal and critical statement) and sent to: [email protected]

PLUS mail your proof of age and two letters of recommendation to:

International Forum for Young Leaders (IFYL)
Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism
3644 Peel Street
Montreal QC H3A 1W9
Canada

Applications must be received by February 28th, 2010.

With further queries contact: [email protected]

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