2019 CONFERENCE

“The Right to the City: Mapping Human Rights in Urban Landscape”

NUCHR's 16th annual conference on human rights will take place from January 17-19, 2019. The weekend will feature a series of panels, keynote speakers, experiential learning events, and field trips revolving around the topic of urban planning and human rights. Our range of high-profile speakers will include architects, non-profit advocacy directors, community organizers, PhD candidates, economists, civic designers, to name a few.

This year, we have selected a cohort of delegates to participate in our conference. They are a range of undergraduate and graduate students from college campuses in North America. 

Since the conference will tackle the topic of urban planning and human rights for this conference, there are a few things to note about this year’s conference. For the first time in human history, the majority of our population lives in urban areas. Cities push and influence global financial markets, cultures, and life, and we believe now more than ever we need to break down their connection with human rights. The conference will feature a series of three panels, three keynote speakers, experiential learning events, and field trips around Chicago city planning and human rights. Speakers include economists, activists, journalists, artists, authors, educators, policy makers and historians.

Visit our Speakers and Site Visits pages to read more. 

Opening Keynote: Vishaan Chakrabarti, Thursday, January 17, 7:30 pm, Guild Lounge, Scott Hall

Panel 1: Chicago as a Case Study, Friday, January 18, 9:15 am, Room 150 Wieboldt Hall, Northwestern Chicago Campus

Chicago Site Visits, Friday, January 18, 1:00 pm, Various Locations

Panel 2: Systems of Inequity, Saturday, January 19, 9:30 am, Room L07, Harris Hall

Panel 3: Urban Resilience, Saturday, January 19, 12:30 pm, Room 107, Harris Hall

Closing Keynote: Andreas Dalsgaard, Saturday, January 19, 5:30 pm, Room 107, Harris Hall