The Right to Adequate Housing: A Talk by Miloon Kothari

SFU Public Square, in partnership with SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement, presents the second edition of the SFU Vancouver Speaker Series: The Right to Adequate Housing: A Talk by Miloon Kothari, on July 9, 2012.

An architect by training, Miloon Kothari is the former United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing and is a leading voice at regional, national and international forums on human rights.

A graduate of the Pratt Institute, Columbia University, and Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Kothari is the coordinator of the South Asian Regional Programme of the Habitat International Coalition’s Housing and Land Rights Network, and a founding member of the International NGO Committee on Human Rights in Trade and Investment (INCHRITI). In addition, Kothari is also a member of the Leadership Council of the Global Women and AIDS Coalition, UNAIDS.

In 2007, Kothari led a mission to Canada to evaluate its human rights record related to housing, and from 2002 until 2006, conducted a global study on Women, Housing and Land.

Kothari’s lecture on July 9, will trace the evolution of the Right to Adequate Housing since the early 1990’s, concentrating on the work done by civil society campaigns and movements around the world, and their influence on the interpretation of this critical human right for UN human rights bodies.

The Right to Adequate Housing: A Talk by Miloon Kothari, is a follow up to SFU Vancouver’s sold-out presentation of Gwynne Dyer: The New Middle East, and will be moderated by UBC law professor Margot Young, with special guest Michael Shapcott, Director of the Wellesley Institute, joining via Skype.

What: The Right to Adequate Housing: A Talk by Miloon Kothari
When: July 9, 2012 – 7 pm
Where: Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street
Cost: $10 (available online)

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