Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York  

Conference Explores Links Between Human Rights and Entrepreneurship

Contact: Michele Snipe
(212) 636-7013

NEW YORK—Fordham University, in conjunction with Mexico’s Universidad Iberoamericana (UIA), is hosting a three-day conference exploring the synergies between human rights and economic opportunity Monday, Aug. 1, through Wednesday, Aug. 3, in Pope Auditorium on the Lincoln Center campus.

The conference will feature economists, legal experts, representatives from non-governmental organizations, researchers representing a dozen countries and award-winning social entrepreneurs, including Jonathan Schnur, CEO of New Leaders for New Schools and winner of Fast Company ’s 2005 Social Capitalist Award; H. D. Vinod, Ph.D., professor of economics and director of the Institute for Ethics and Economic Policy at Fordham; and Bert W. M. Twaalfhoven, a Fordham alumnus, entrepreneur and founder of the European Foundation . For a conference schedule, go to\ehr05pgm.htm.
Conference participants will develop a list of policy recommendations to promote entrepreneurship and human rights. The Journal of Asian Economics  will publish these recommendations, along with selected research papers and transcripts from the conference.

TIME:      1—5:30 P.M. (MONDAY)
                113 W. 60TH STREET, NEW YORK, N.Y.

UIA combines pre-professional preparation with a strong liberal arts curriculum and the Jesuit commitment to service and social justice. Fordham University and UIA forged an academic partnership in 2003 that allows the two institutions to exchange faculty and students, collaborate on research, and build upon a global network connecting Jesuit institutions of higher education.

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 15,800 students in its five undergraduate colleges and six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx, Manhattan and Tarrytown, and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.




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