We would like to cordially invite you to the forthcoming Public Lecture “US v. Europe – Human Rights Standards, Mechanisms and Policies” on Monday, June 20th 2011 at 18:30 at the University of Vienna, lecture hall 47 (Dr.-Karl-Lueger-Ring 1, 1010 Vienna) that is organized by the Research Platform “Human Rights in the European Context” in cooperation with the University of Vienna and Stanford University.
The US were pioneers in the development of human rights. Europe caught up and by now both are important actors in the field of human rights. Sometimes their approaches diverge. But who is the leader today not only regarding the level of protection of human rights within the US and Europe but also with regard to the external human rights policies of both powers?
On the occasion of the Stanford-Vienna Human Rights Conference `US-American and European Approaches to Contemporary Human Rights Problems’ from 20 to 22 June 2011 Helen STACY (Professor at Stanford University), James CAVALLARO (Professor at Stanford University), Friedl WEISS (Professor at the University of Vienna) and Manfred NOWAK (Professor at the University of Vienna, Director of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights, Head of the Research Platform "Human Rights in the European Context") will compare human rights standards, mechanisms and policies of the US versus Europe.
The event is held in English!
The recordings of previous Public Lectures are available at http://etalks.tv/.
Following the discussion the Research Platform “Human Rights in the European Context” would like to invite you to join the subsequent reception by the rectorate of the University of Vienna in the arcade courtyard being opened by the designated vice-rector Heinz Faßmann. To register for the event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are looking forward to welcoming you at the event and would be grateful if you could forward this invitation to interested colleagues.
Please see attachement for detailed program.