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Conversations in Conflict Studies presents: Michael Beckstrand

400 Eggers Hall, the PARCC Conference Room

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Whose Universality? Conflicting Rights Claims in the Universal Periodic Review of Human Rights.  Michael Beckstrand, Director of the Conflict Management Center(CMC) and a PhD student in Political Science. 
The United Nations Universal Periodic Review examines the human rights practices of every country on a four year cycle. Drawing from the over 20,000 individual human rights recommendations and the over 3,400 NGO stakeholder testimonies from the UPR’s first cycle of state reviews (2008- 2012), Mike will outline disparate patterns in the salience and acceptance of these purportedly "universal" rights and will discuss the promise and challenges for the continued advancement of human rights through this global mechanism given persistent regional differences.

Conversations in Conflict Studies is a weekly educational speaker series for students, faculty, and the community. The series, sponsored by PARCC, draws its speakers from Syracuse University faculty, national and international scholars and activists, and PhD students. Pizza is served.  Conversations in Conflict Studies is a weekly speaker series sponsored by PARCC-Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration.  Follow us @PARCCatMaxwell, tweet #ConvoInConflict.      

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