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The State of Human Rights: 2020 Reflections and Lessons Learned
January 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Examining the unprecedented events that unfolded in 2020, the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University invites you to join this special event. A keynote speech will be presented by Director of the FXB Center Dr. Mary T. Bassett, followed by discussion with United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health Dr. Tlaleng Mofokeng.
Discussion topics will focus on:
- How the COVID-19 pandemic deepened inequities for vulnerable populations
- The impact of the U.S. Presidential election around the world
- Social activism in the wake of persistent police and racial violence
About the speakers:
Mary T. Bassett, MD, MPH, is director of the François-Xavier Bagnoud (FXB) Center for Health and Human Rights and FXB Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights in the department of Social and Behavioral Science at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. With more than 30 years of experience devoted to promoting health equity and social justice, both in the United States and abroad, Dr. Bassett’s career has spanned academia, government, and not-for-profit work. (Read Dr. Bassett’s full bio)
At its forty-fourth session in July 2020, the United Nations Human Rights Council appointed Ms. Tlaleng Mofokeng as Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health. Tlaleng Mofokeng is a medical doctor with expertise advocating for universal health access, HIV care, youth friendly services and family planning. (Read Dr. Mofokeng’s bio)