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Migration and Human Rights Workshop

April 22, 2008

The Human Rights Initiative at the University of Wisconsin Presents:

The Migration and Human Rights Workshop

with Professor Zolberg and Mr. Ndjankou

Thursday April 24, 2-4pm
206 Ingraham Hall

Professor Zolberg presentation will be entitled: “Moving Beyond Nation-Based Human Rights”

Professor Zolberg is Walter A. Eberstadt Professor of Political Science at the Graduate Faculty of New School University in New York City and director of its International Center for Migration, Ethnicity, and Citizenship. Currently, he is a member of the Social Science Research Council’s Committee on International Migration, as well as of the editorial board of International Migration Review; of the advisory boards of Actes de la Recherche en Sciences Sociales (Paris), Politique (Quebec), and Journal of Refugee Studies (Oxford). He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on the Advisory Board of Human Rights Watch / Africa. He was made Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques by the French Republic as well as honored by the New York Association for New Americans, and has served on the board of the American Political Science Association.

Mr. Ndjankou’s presentation will be entitled: “ILO’s Perspective on International Labor Migration, Decent Work and Human Rights”

Mr. Djankou Ndjonkou is Representative to the United Nations and Director of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Office for the United Nations. In 1988, Mr. Ndjonkou was assigned to the ILO Office in Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire) as Regional Adviser for West Africa. He returned to ILO Headquarters in 1991 as a staff member of the Office of the Director-General. In 1995, Mr. Ndjonkou was given the responsibility to open and manage a new ILO Office in post-apartheid South Africa, a task he completed by the end of 1996, when he was appointed Director of the ILO Office in Beijing (People’s Republic of China) with responsibility for Mongolia, Hong Kong SAR (1997) and Macao SAR ((1999). On September 1, 2004, Mr. Ndjonkou was transferred to the ILO Office for the United Nations in New York as Representative of the ILO to the UN and Office Director.

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