40 in Geneva event to mark Human Rights Centre’s special anniversary

  • Date

    Thu 2 Mar 23

Essex will mark 40 years of outstanding contributions to the human rights project during a special anniversary event at the birthplace of renowned political philosopher, Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

The iconic House of Rousseau in Geneva will welcome prestigious Essex alumni, Human Rights Centre (HRC) director Dr Andrew Fagan and leading figures from the world of human rights as part of an evening reflecting on the University’s work over the past four decades.

Since it was established in 1982/83, the HRC has built up a global reputation for outstanding and continuing contributions to the human rights project.

40 in Geneva will begin with a talk by Dr Fagan who will be reflecting on the past, present and future contributions of the HRC to the human rights agenda.

This will then be followed by a drinks’ and hors d’oeuvres reception.

Dr Fagan said: “A great many of our alumni have successfully secured jobs in Geneva; the capital city of human rights.

“I am really looking forward to being able to reconnect with many of our alumni and to have this opportunity to take stock of Essex's outstanding contribution to human rights."

The celebration in Geneva is due to take place from 6.30pm on March 22.

It is one of a number of events planned to mark the HRC’s 40th anniversary, with a special conference due to be held at the University of Essex’s Colchester Campus in July.

You can register for the 40 in Geneva event here.