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SPHR 2019 Keynote Speakers

By Michael Oliver'20

Social Practice of Human Rights 2019 convenes to address high risks threats that present themselves with unprecedented urgency. The conference brings together human rights practitioners, scholars, funders and leaders to reinvigorate collaborative efforts with hope and vigor, building sustainable movements and disruptive methods even when it means, to quote Pope Francis, “going against the grain”.

SPHR 2019 keynotes speakers, Opal Tometi, Zeynep Tufekci, and Anand Giridharadas will address the complex risks and structural eco-economic, technological, social and political transformation we are facing.


Opal Tometi

Opal is the co-founder of #BlackLivesMatter and a senior fellow at Black Alliance for Just Immigration. She will speak on October 1, 2019.


Zeynep Tufekci

Zeynep is an associate professor at the University of North Carolina and author of Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest. She will speak on October 2, 2019


Anand Giridharadas

Anand is an author of the New York Times best-seller Winners Take All and editor-at-large for Time. He will speak on October 3, 2019.


Each day includes a plenary, a keynote address, a mix of concurrent sessions, forward-thinking workshops, art performances and exhibits, and networking events. Join us October 1-4! Registration is required.

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