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Dr. Rebecca Adami to give lecture on Women’s Role in the development of Human Rights Wednesday March 18th, 6pm-7pm

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Rebecca Adami of Teachers College, Columbia University will be giving a lecture titled “Women’s Role in the Development of ‘Human Rights’” Wednesday March 18th, 6pm-7pm in Regents Hall, Lewis Towers 111 E Pearson Street.

Professor Adami is a Fulbright Fellow and visiting scholar at the Department of Arts and Humanities, Teachers College as well as at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Columbia University. Her post doc project titled “Women of the Declaration” centers on the UN female delegates who were part of drafting the Universal Declaration on Human Rights (UDHR) in 1948. Her research interest is on the broad study of human rights in the field of philosophy of education. In her PhD thesis, titled “Human Rights Learning: the Significance of Narratives, Relationality and Uniqueness”, Rebecca Adami explored human rights learning through a narrative turn that focus on learners and teachers life stories, drawing on the work of Hannah Arendt and Adriana Cavarero. Her published work includes articles such as “Re-Thinking Relations in Human Rights Education: The Politics of Narratives.” in Journal of Philosophy of Education and “Towards Cosmopolitan Ethics in Teacher Education: An Ontological Dimension of Learning Human Rights”, in Ethics and Education. Rebecca Adami has taught university courses for teacher students on multiculturalism and diversity at the Department of Education, Stockholm University.