[SydPhil] Tonight's Inner West Council Philosophy Talk: Jessica Whyte (WSU), "Human Rights, Inequality and the Rise of Neoliberalism", Leichhardt Library, 6:30-8:00pm

Simon Lumsden s.lumsden at unsw.edu.au
Thu Oct 12 12:34:21 AEDT 2017

Details of tonight's “Inner West Council Philosophy Talk"

Title: “Human Rights, Inequality and the Rise of Neoliberalism”

Speaker: Dr Jessica Whyte (Senior Lecturer in Cultural and Social Analysis,
School of Humanities and Communication Arts, Western Sydney University)

In 2015, human rights lawyer Philip Alston used his new position as the UN Special Rapporteur for Extreme Poverty to issue a “clarion call” to the human rights movement.  Major human rights organizations like Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have been deeply reluctant to factor questions of distribution and resources into their advocacy, he charged, and consequently, the deep structures that perpetuate such inequalities have been left untouched. This paper suggests that an adequate understanding of the marginalization of economic inequality by human rights NGOs requires an examination of the complexities and complicities of the relationship between the human rights revolution of the 1970s, and the rise of neoliberalism in the same period.

Thursday, 12 October, 2017
6:30pm - 8pm
Leichhardt Library (Piazza Level - Italian Forum, 23 Norton St, Leichhardt)
Free event - All welcome - Light refreshments provided
Bookings online or call 9367 9266
Full details as well as registration for the event are available from this link:


Simon Lumsden
(Inner West Council philosophy talks program coordinator)

Simon Lumsden | Philosophy
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
University of New South Wales | Sydney | NSW 2052 | Australia
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s.lumsden at unsw.edu.au<mailto:s.lumsden at unsw.edu.au>

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