Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy (PHRGE)
Northeastern University School of Law
Annual PHRGE Student Writing Competition
The Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy (PHRGE) works closely with scholars, advocates and institutions nationally and internationally to address issues of human rights and economic development. PHRGE is particularly engaged with the national and international movement to promote economic, social and cultural rights (ESCR). As part of these efforts, each year, PHRGE hosts an Institute that brings activists, attorneys and scholars together to address a variety of ESCR issues.
On November 3-4, 2011, PHRGE will host an Institute on “Framing Economic, Social and Cultural Rights for Advocacy and Mobilization: Towards a Strategic Agenda in the U.S.” A successful frame helps organize facts and events to change the terms of the debate on a particular issue. Framing is not just a matter of “marketing” a message to the general public, but instead can and should play an integral role in building and sustaining a grassroots movement. This Institute will examine the strategic roles that distinctive frames can play in advocacy on ESCR before courts, legislatures and the media, as well as in mobilizing people to act on ESCR. The PHRGE Student Writing Competition will be held in conjunction with the PHRGE Institute.
Topic: Papers must address a topic within the broad field of economic, social and cultural rights within the United States.
For More Information: Contact Gillian MacNaughton, Executive Director, Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy, Northeastern University School of Law, Boston MA
(617) 373-4972 firstname.lastname@example.org
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