New Visions for Human Rights in the New Century Discussion – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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New Visions for Human Rights in the New Century Discussion

Uses of popular culture and media to promote human and women’s rights globally will be discussed Oct. 23 as the next Fisher Center lecture.

October 16, 2002 GENEVA, N.Y.—Drawing on more than two decades of activism, Mallika Dutt will give “New Visions for Human Rights in the New Century” at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23, in the Geneva Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library on the Hobart and William Smith campus. The presentation is free and the public is invited. The following morning there will be a roundtable discussion at 8:45 a.m. in the Fisher Center (Demarest Hall Room 212). Dutt will discuss uses of popular culture and media to promote human rights and women’s rights globally as part of the Colleges' Fisher Center series “Laboring Under Globalization”.

Dutt is founding executive director of Breakthrough, an international, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting public awareness and dialogue about human rights and social justice through the use of education and popular culture. Dutt received her law degree from New York University Law School, and holds a master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University. She has also held positions as program officer for human rights and social justice at the Ford Foundation’s New Delhi office, associate director of the Center for Women’s Global Leadership, and director of the Norman Foundation. Dutt has taught on women and the law as an adjunct professor at Hunter College.

Fisher Center for the Study of Women and Men lectures and seminars provide a forum for students, faculty and community members to explore gender issues. The Center, founded with a $1 million gift from Emily and Richard Fisher, whose son Alexander graduated from Hobart College in 1993, seeks to foster mutual understanding and social justice in contemporary gender issues. More information on this series can be found at http://www.hws.edu/academics/community/fishercenter/index.asp

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