Professor Edwards to Speak at UNICEF Conference at Georgetown
Professor George E. Edwards has accepted an invitation to speak at the 10th UNICEF-Georgetown International Development Conference (IDC), to be held at Georgetown University Law Center on November 9, 2012.
The theme of the international development conference is “Educate, Enlighten, Empower”, and Professor Edwards will speak about how human rights non-governmental organizations (NGOs) at the domestic level can be empowered to advocate before inter-governmental organizations (IGOs) such as the United Nations. He will discuss how human rights NGOs can mobilize, under domestic and international law, to further the protection of human rights around the globe.
Professor Edwards also gave a presentation on legal education and LL.M. programs on July 26 at the U.S. Embassy in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (pictured above). The event was sponsored by the Consulate’s Public Affairs Section and Education USA, a U.S. State Department Affiliate.
Professor Edwards is the Carl M. Gray Professor of Law, John S. Grimes Fellow, and director of the Program in International Human Rights Law.