David Keane, senior lecturer in law at London's Middlesex University, will lecture on "Fifty Years of the International Convention to End All Forms of Racial Discrimination."
ICERD was the first international human rights treaty, and Keane's lecture will assess its 50 years of enforcement efforts in the context of post-colonialism.
Keane will speak 7–8:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 21, in the Joe Rosenfield ’25 Center, Room 101. A reception will follow the talk.
His talk is sponsored by the Rosenfield Program in Public Affairs, International Relations, and Human Rights and the Center for Careers, Life, and Service, in collaboration with the University of Iowa Center for Human Rights.
Grinnell welcomes and encourages the participation of people with disabilities. Rosenfield Center has accessible parking in the lot to the east. Room 101 is equipped with an induction hearing loop system. You can request accommodations from the event sponsor or Conference Operations.
David Keane is senior lecturer in Law at Middlesex University. He holds a bachelor's from University College Cork, and a master's and doctorate from the Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland, Galway, where he was awarded a Government of Ireland scholarship for his doctoral studies.
Keane's research focuses on international human rights and minority rights law. His book Caste-based Discrimination in International Human Rights Law won the Hart Book Prize for early career scholars, and has been cited by the U.K. Supreme Court in its very first judgment. He is also involved in a range of training, advocacy and advice on human rights issues.