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2014 Vancouver Human Rights Lecture:
Building a World on Empathy by Payam Akhavan PhD.
Sep 4th, 2014, 7-9pm. FREE.
Frederick Wood Theatre
Registration Required. Limited SeatingPayam Akhavan is Professor of International Law at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and Visiting Fellow at Oxford University, UK. He was previously a UN prosecutor at The Hague and also appeared in leading cases before the International Court of Justice and International Criminal Court. He is founder of the Iran Human Rights Documentation Centre and is a noted figure in the human rights world. His work has been featured by The New York Times and BBC and he was selected in 2005 as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
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