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Anti-Colonialism and the Struggle for Indigenous Rights

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April 13, 2011

A lecture series by Rodolfo Stavenhagen, Richard and Ann Pozen Visiting Professor in Human Rights, University of Chicago, and Professor Emeritus in Sociology, El Colegio de México. Professor Stavenhagen has had a notable career in both the academy and in the protection of international human rights. He has been a member of the faculty of the Colegio de Mexico since 1965 and a visiting professor at Stanford University, Harvard University, and the University of Paris. He has served as President of the Latin American network of social science research institutions FLACSO (Facultad LatinoAmericano de Ciencias Sociales) and on the board of the Social Sciences Research Council. He has received numerous recognitions for his academic work from institutions in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. In the field of human rights, in addition to his period as Special Rapporteur, he has served on various commissions for the United Nations and other international organizations including the International Labor Organization. He has served on the boards of many NGOs and has advised intergovernmental bodies, NGOs, and philanthropic foundations on the rights of the indigenous. He was a founding member and first President of Mexico's first human rights NGO, the Mexican Human Rights Academy, and has also served on the governmental Human Rights Commission.

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