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Conference on International Human Rights

Second Annual Conference on International Human Rights
West Virginia State University
College of Business and Social Sciences and

WVSU National Center for Human Relations

CELEBRATING HUMAN RIGHTS HEROES


 

April 2nd - 3rd, 2015 
 
Call for interdisciplinary abstracts, papers, presentation, posters, roundtables, workshops, and panels that directly or indirectly address the conference theme. Academicians, practitioners, and students are invited and encouraged to participate. All types of research are welcome, including case studies.

This year's theme, Clebrating Human Rights Heroes, honors the legacy of educator, author, orator and human rights pioneer Booker T. Washington (1856-1915), who rose from slavery to become head of Tuskegee Institute, advisor to presidents, and a dominant voice for African American rights.

Keynote Speaker
Dr. Raymond W. Smock will deliver the keynote address on Friday, April 3rd. Smock edited Booker T. Washington in Perspective: Essays of Louis R. Harlan (1988), coedited the Booker T. Washington Papers (1972-89), and authored Booker T. Washington: Black Leadership in the Age of Jim Crow (2009).

 
Potential Topics 
  • Social Justice
  • Violence Against Women and Children
  • Poverty and Economic Inequality 
  • Elder Abuse
  • Human Rights Legislation
  • Business Compassion
  • Human Trafficking
  • Educating and Training of Women
  • Combating Religious Discrimination
  • Combating Disability Discrimination


Important Dates & Fees 
  • Submit abstracts of no more than 300 words by February 1st, 2015 to peytonbj@wvstateu.edu
  • Student/Registration fee –  Early ($80), Late ($100), students (Free)

Student Competition
How to Register:
Registration information will be available  soon.
 
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Conference Co-Chairs 
Dr. Billy Joe Peyton Dr. Frehot Hailou Ms. Megan Sheets Mr. Richard Wolfe
Dr. Azam Bejou Ms. Joyce Chaney Mr. Matthew Carroll Dr. Suvayan De

 
Conference Chair

Dr. David Bejou (Dean, College of Business and Social Sciences)

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