CfP: Human Rights - transformations, challenges, perspectives (1 March 2019, London)

London School of Economics, the University of Essex and the University of Cambridge

A one-day conference for PhD students at the London School of Economics, the University of Essex and the University of Cambridge

Friday 1 March 2019, 11.00am – 4.00pm London School of Economics and Political Science

Are you a PhD student currently researching human rights or related areas? This one-day conference is the fourthin a series aimed at students working within the broad interdisciplinary field of human rights. The conference aims to stimulate research on contemporary human rights issues, challenges, critiques and policies from a variety of perspectives. We encourage interdisciplinary research and debate and would welcome papers from several disciplines including Sociology, Anthropology, Law, Politics, Philosophy, Economics, Peace and Conflict Studies, Development Studies and History.

The aim is to enable an environment that allows you to present your work to peers and academics in a short paper, providing an opportunity for supportive, critical and informed feedback on your work, and for developing new and intellectually innovative exchanges and ways of thinking about contemporary human rights from an interdisciplinary perspective.

If you are interested in presenting your work as part of a small panel for the event, or if you are interested in any other activities related to the Doctoral Triangle, please email Dr Ian Patel (, BJS Fellow in Human Rights at LSE.

The deadline for submitting (via email to Dr Patel) a title and a 150 word abstract for your paper is 5.00pm Friday14 December 2018.

The Doctoral Research Triangle is a shared initiative between the Human Rights Centres based at the Universities of Essex and Cambridge and LSE. You do not need to be formally associated with any of the three Centres: as long as you are currently registered as a full or part-time PhD student in a department at the University of Essex, LSE, or the University of Cambridge, and your research is in broadly human rights areas, you are very welcome to participate.