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Official Launch of New UNESCO Chair in Cultural Rights to Professor Helle Porsdam

Øvrige — The Faculty of Law is proud to present the launch of the first UNESCO Chair awarded to the University of Copenhagen.

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Date & Time:

Place:
South Campus, University of Copenhagen, room 9A-0-01, Njalsgade 76, DK-2300 Copenhagen S.

Hosted by:
Professor of Law and Humanities Helle Porsdam & the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen

Cost:
Free

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Cultural rights, a new and hot field of human rights research, provides a much-needed discourse or common forum in which we can explain and negotiate cultural meanings when controversies arise over e.g. cultural heritage or the role of science in society and politics. Culture and law are inseparable: Culture conditions the interpretation and adoption of legal rules – and law formalizes cultural norms and rights, and conditions cultural attributes and expressions.

Helle Porsdam will briefly talk about how she intends to put the new UNESCO Chair to good use, and how this may benefit the University of Copenhagen as a whole. Among the other speakers is Professor Mikel Mancisidor, a Law Graduate and Doctor in International Relations who is currently serving as Vice-Chair of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR), of which he has been a member since 2013.

Speakers: 

  • Mikel Mancisidor, Professor, Law Graduate and Doctor in International Relations, currently serving as Vice-Chair of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR)
  • Jacob Graff Nielsen, Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen
  • Helle Porsdam, Professor of Law and Humanities, University of Copenhagen
  • Jens Dalsgaard, Secretary-General of the Danish National Commission for UNESCO at The Ministry of Education, Denmark
  • Sebastian Porsdam Mann, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School

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