Two U of M professors, Karen Busby and Arthur Schafer, will speak to scholars from around the world about human rights at the seventh annual Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation conference being held in Winnipeg from Nov 18-20.
Busby, a law professor, is the Director of the U of M’s Centre for Human Rights Research and Schafer, a philosophy professor, is the Director of the University’s Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics.
The conference will cover a variety of topics: the Charter, the feminist legacy, sexual diversity, responsibilities for the past, religion, First Nations, and demography. The conference will also discuss insight gathered from a new poll on Canadian attitudes and opinions on human rights and dignity.
The University of Manitoba has a strong commitment to the promotion of human rights; the most recent example being the Faculty of Law’s creation of the Canadian Journal of Human Rights, Canada’s first and thus far only journal dedicated to human rights issues.
The Trudeau conference runs from Nov. 18-20 at the Fort Garry Hotel. Its title this year is Equal in Dignity: Human Rights and the Passage of Generations.
Limited seats are still available for participants from the public. Registration is free but mandatory and accessible online on the Foundation’s website.
Full speaker list and conference program available at www.trudeaufoundation.ca/2010conference.