Erika George, a professor of law at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, participated in a discussion titled “Impact of Global Economic Crisis on Human Rights” at the Unitarian Universalist 48th Annual General Assembly Meeting of Congregations in Salt Lake City on June 25, 2009.
There was a special focus on the impact of the crisis on developing countries and whether it has led to increased human rights violations. The Meeting addressed a range of related topics, including hunger, clean water, health care access, and gender inequalities as well as the UN’s role in tackling these issues.
Other speakers included Dr. Devon Hale, MD, an Infectious Disease Medicine expert from the U; Dean Chatterjee, Ph.D., an associate professor of philosophy at the U; and Charles B. Smith, MD, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology at the University of Michigan Medical School.