Chatterjee, law students take part in Oxford experience

The annual Utah-Oxford Student Forum on Peace, Conflict and Human Rights will take place on Oct. 5.

The forum will focus on “Pragmatism and Vision in Building Peace: The Oxford Human Rights Consortium.” It will be held in the Honors College (MHC 1205) from 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Oxford Human Rights Consortium Director Cheyney Ryan and a panel of students will share their experiences at the Oxford workshops in March and June/July — which included a week in Belfast, where the students met with Northern Irish leaders who were instrumental in forging peace after decades of religious strife.

S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Deen Chatterjee plays an active role in the consortium. He serves as  faculty director and as a mentor to  Utah students who attend. He also lectures at Oxford in the consortium seminars along with Oxford faculty on topics of peace, conflict, and human rights. Recent law students who’ve participated in the consortium include Alexis Jones, David Jaffa, and Dean Collinwood.

For more information on the Oct.5 event, click here.