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.

Activities for the 2014-2015 academic year 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, will bring interdisciplinary scholars together to ask first whether there is a human right to healthcare. Symposium participants will also explore 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

Please join us for an interactive workshop on 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.