Expert Roundtable Discussion with UN Special Rapporteur in Cultural Rights

Mon, 30 May 2022, 14:00 – 16:30 BST


Professor Alexandra Xanthaki convenes a panel of experts in her role as UN Special Rapporteur to discuss Sustainable Development and Cultural Rights, in this special online roundtable open to public viewing.

Dr Margot Salomon is Associate Professor at LSE Law School and Director of the multidisciplinary Laboratory for Advanced Research on the Global Economy at LSE Human Rights

Professor Azza Karam serves as the Secretary General of Religions for Peace – the largest multi-religious leadership platform with 92 national and 6 regional Interreligious Councils.

Hélène Papper is Director of Global Communications and Advocacy at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). The division is responsible for IFAD’s global internal and external engagement and positioning, communications and advocacy strategies and operations.

Joshua Castellino is Executive Director at Minority Rights Group, where he regularly engages with multilateral organizations, Law Societies and NGOs in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America, on issues of human rights advocacy and public international law.

Edna dos Santos-Duisenberg is an economist and became well-known for her pioneering work in shaping the research and policy agenda around the creative economy and its development dimension.

Henry McGhie has an international profile, reputation and network for work on museums, climate change and sustainability (notably with climate change and the Sustainable Development Goals).

Dr Jenny Newell is Curator of Climate Change Projects at the Australian Museum. Jenny works on the cultural dimensions of climate change, focusing on communities in Australia and the Pacific. She aims to increase engagement in environmental stewardship through the medium of museums.

Francesca Thornberry is a human rights and development specialist with over 20 years’ experience in UN, NHRI and NGO contexts.

Lucia Vasquez Garcia is an Agenda 2030 Consultant and Project Coordinator of the Culture and Sustainable Development Program carried out by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), a nonprofit made by the United Nations in 2012 to advance the Sustainable Development Goals.

Hosted by Dr Meredith Jones, Director of the Institute of Communities and Society at Brunel University London

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