The 2019 George J. Mitchell Distinguished International Lecture will be given this year by José Miguel Vivanco, Executive Director, Americas Division, Human Rights Watch

Meet and Greet with José Miguel Vivanco

Monday, April 15 | 7:00 pm | Grossman 209

Populism and Double Standards: Growing Challenges to Human Rights in the Americas

Monday, April 15 | 7:00 pm | SSWAC, Parker-Reed


Over the last 70 years, the international community has reached a key consensus on human rights issues, ranging from torture to freedom of expression, from women’s rights to accountability. Yet the rise of populist leaders across the globe poses a dangerous threat to such progress. Vivanco will explore how populist leaders such as Trump, Erdogan, and Maduro undermine human rights.  What implications has this had for regional migration as those disenfranchised from basic rights seek asylum?  What can civil society do to protect basic rights achieved over the last decades?

Please join us to hear José Miguel Vivanco, one of the nation’s experts on human rights in Latin America.


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