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About the Series

The University of Manitoba’s Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics, together with the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation are bringing some of the world’s preeminent human rights thinkers to Winnipeg for an original lecture series. The series, which will take place in the Museum, is being organized to celebrate the Museum’s forthcoming opening.

The eight-part lecture series – Fragile Freedoms: the Global Struggle for Human Rights – will be the first public educational programme held at the new museum. This major cultural event begins in September 2013 and runs until  May 2014. By means of such outstanding educational events, the University and  the Museum hope to ensure that Winnipeg becomes a world leading centre of  debate, discussion and new ideas focused on human rights and global justice.

The Broadcast Sponsor for the series is the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. All the lectures will be broadcast nationally and internationally by CBC Radio,  as part of its Ideas programme.

We would like to thank our generous sponsors: The Asper Foundation, Canad Inns, Government of Manitoba,

Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Inn at the Forks, Mauro Family Foundation, Winnipeg Free Press

Contact person for more information:

Professor Arthur Schafer, Director, Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics, University of Manitoba: Arthur.Schafer[at]umanitoba.ca; 204-981-2875 (office); 204-981-2875 (cell).

Or: Sean Moore, Marketing Communications Office, University of Manitoba, 204-474-7963 (sean_moore[at]umanitoba.ca).

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