[kehitysmaaliike-l] Scholars at Risk -series discussion on Human rights discourse in different cultural contexts at Think Corner (Tiedekulma) Porthania 13.10.2015

Vihemäki, Heini M heini.vihemaki at helsinki.fi
Ti Syys 29 12:37:15 EEST 2015

The discussion event 'Human rights discourse in different cultural contexts' will take place at Think Corner (Tiedekulma) Porthania (Yliopistonkatu 3) on the 13th of October, 5-7 pm.

Individual rights in relation to the rights of larger communities are seen in various ways in different cultures. How should human rights discourse take this into account? Access to academic resources may be restricted from indigenous people or cultural minorities. How is academic boycott used to resist oppression? How are human rights supported at the University of Helsinki? What is happening at the interface of scholar´s scientific results and civil activism?

These questions and beyond will be discussed by Päivi Mattila (The Finnish League for Human Rights), Reetta Toivanen (University of Helsinki), and Syksy Räsänen (University of Helsinki & ICAHD Finland). The event will be hosted by Jukka Kekkonen (University of Helsinki & The International Human Rights Network of Academies and Scholarly Societies)

You are warmly welcome to join the event! There is no need to register for the event in advance.

The discussion will be live-streamed at:


The event is a part of Scholars at Risk (SAR) discussion series, and the University of Helsinki 375 years celebrations, as well as Global Helsinki theme. The discussion series consist of four events (https://www.helsinki.fi/fi/yliopisto/vierailukohteet/tiedekulma/ohjelma-2015). The SAR series is organized by University of Helsinki Global South (HUGS) network, University of Arts with SAR network and other partners.

Feel free to circulate the information within your networks.

best regards,

Heini Vihemäki

Coordinator, PhD

University of Helsinki Global South (HUGS) network

Viikinkaari 11

P.O. Box 62

00014 University of Helsinki

Tel: +358 (0)50 503175496


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