Racism and International Organizations

2021 Speaker Series

Noureddine Amir | April 1, 2021 | 1:00 – 2:00 PM ET

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About the speaker:

Dr. Noureddine Amir serves as chair of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) and chair of all UN human rights committees, a total of nine treaty bodies that oversee the implementation of major international human rights treaties. For 20 years, Dr. Amir has served as a member of CERD and worked on human rights at the United Nations. A sociologist with a doctorate in political science from the University of Paris, La Sorbonne, Dr. Amir also serves as a professor of diplomatic law. Before his career as a UN human rights expert, Dr. Amir was a practicing diplomat who represented Algeria for over 40 years.


List of speakers to be featured in the series:

Spring 2021
April 1, 1:00 – 2:00pm ET: Noureddine Amir, Chair of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)
April 14, 1:00 – 2:00pm ET: Miguel Ángel Moratinos, Under-Secretary-General & High Representative, United Nations Alliance of Civilizations

Fall 2021
Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (TBC)
E. Tendayi Achiume, Professor of Law, UCLA, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance (TBC)