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Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights as an Answer to Rising Inequalities

The Venice Academy of Human Rights is an international and interdisciplinary programme of excellence for human rights education, research and debate. It provides an enriching forum for emerging ideas, practices and policy options in the field of human rights. The Academy hosts distinguished experts to promote critical and useful research and innovation through the exchange of current knowledge.

Branko Milanović

Opening Lecture

The 2017 Venice Academy Opening Lecture will be given by Branko Milanović, Visiting Presidential Professor at the Graduate Center City University of New York and author of 2016 book Global Inequality: A New Approach for the Age of Globalization. Milanović’s main area of work is income inequality in individual countries and among pre-industrial societies. He has published a number of articles on the methodology and empirics of global income distribution and the effects of globalization.

General Course Lecturers

Lecturers include Olivier De Schutter, Professor at the University of Louvain (UCL) and at SciencesPo (Paris), Miloon Kothari, former UN Special Rapporteur on adequate housing and currently Visiting Scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Heisoo Shin, member of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. The lectures and the seminar will focus on the question of rising inequalities and economic, social and cultural rights. The sessions will address both social justice and global justice, challenging inequalities within countries and closing the gap between countries.

Theme 2017

Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights as an Answer to Rising Inequalities
The programme discusses the prospects for economic and social justice against the background of rising inequalities in the world.

Admissions Requirements

Eligible are academics, practitioners, Ph.D./J.S.D. and master students.



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Early bird deadline: 15 March 2017
Deadline for enrolment: 19 April 2017
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