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TNGO presents: Janet Lord

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Janet LordSenior Vice President for Human Rights and Inclusive Development, Syracuse University’s Burton Blatt Institute and Senior Researcher, Harvard Law School Project on Disability

Human Rights Law Making Unplugged – Reflections on the Drafting of the UN Disability Treaty

Janet Lord will speak from her experience in human rights treaty negotiations to explore the influence of NGOs in human rights law making, reflecting on her experience throughout the drafting of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and participation in other treaty processes. In particular, she will apply insights from both international relations and international legal theory to explore who exercises power in international standard setting, how such power is sustained and how normative structures can work to support (or constrain) dialogue among engaged actors.

Janet Lord is an international human rights lawyer, she specializes in international disability law and policy and inclusive development for marginalized groups and provides technical assistance to governments and NGOs.

ASL Certified Interpreters will be present for the event. 

If you require accommodations for this event, please contact Carlo Abuyuan at by 10/30/2014

Open to the public

Sponsored by the Transnational NGO Initiative at the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs 

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Exterior of Maxwell in black and white when there was no Eggers building

We’re Turning 100!

To mark our centennial in the fall of 2024, the Maxwell School will hold special events and engagement opportunities to celebrate the many ways—across disciplines and borders—our community ever strives to, as the Oath says, “transmit this city not only not less, but greater, better and more beautiful than it was transmitted to us.”

Throughout the year leading up to the centennial, engagement opportunities will be held for our diverse, highly accomplished community that now boasts more than 38,500 alumni across the globe.