Chatterjee to speak on Sustainable Development Goal 16 in Ireland

Deen Chatterjee, a senior fellow at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, will speak at Trinity College, Dublin on March 20-22.

Chatterjee will speak on the topic of the Sustainable Development Goal 16 , on ideas such as justice, inclusion, and democracy as key components of sustainable global development and durable global security. 

He was invited to speak by the Trinity International Development Initiative (TIDI) at Trinity College. 

Mary Robinson, the former President of Ireland and the former UN High Commissioner of Human Rights, heads TIDI’s International Advisory Group. She has been on the editorial advisory board of Chatterjee’s two-volume Encyclopedia of Global Justice.Chatterjee’s widely-cited book on global justice, Ethics of Assistance: Morality and the Distant Needy (Cambridge, 2004), was featured in a symposium at the British Academy in London in 2009 in which Chatterjee was invited to speak. There Chatterjee met scholars from TIDI for the first time who attended the symposium. 

The week prior to the events in Dublin, Chatterjee will be at Oxford University as a faculty director for the Oxford Consortium’s annual human rights workshop on the theme of Human Rights in Conflict and Peace-Building. A group of select U.S. students from Utah, USC, Oregon, and Georgetown, including three from the S.J. Quinney College of Law–Liz Thomas, Angie Portel, and Jerry Lynch–will participate in the week-long workshop.