Health and Human Rights

This project is led by a faculty committee consisting of Dr. Renslow Sherer and Dr. Evan Lyon (Medical School), Dan Brudney (Philosophy), Haun Saussy (Comparative Literature), Brian Citro (Law School), and Susan Gzesh (Pozen Family Center for Human Rights). 

Details of 2013-2014 activities are available on our list of past events.

2014-2015 Activities Include:

"Is Health Care a Human Right?" Symposium
Friday & Saturday, October 10-11, 2014
This two-day symposium, presented by the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society and the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights, brought interdisciplinary scholars together to ask first whether there is a human right to healthcare. Symposium participants explores how to define a right to healthcare and then who has the obligation to provide and protect this right. Organized by UChicago Professor Daniel Brudney, Department of Philosophy and the College. See full schedule and RSVP on the symposium webpage.

Teaching Human Rights in Global Medical Education Workshop
Monday, October 13, 2014
This interactive workshop included current efforts, best practices, and gaps in teaching human rights within global medical education. Presentations will highlight experiences in Haiti, Uganda, Malawi, China, and the US. View the full schedule and details on the workshop webpage.

Developing a Rights-Based Approach to TB: Conference in Delhi, India
December 5-6, 2014
The PFCHR helped support this interdisciplinary project which aims to promote a rights-based approach to preventing and treating tuberculosis in India. Read the full story here.