The museum would like to extend a special invitation to you for a lecture on human rights with guest speaker ALISON BRYSK on March 9, 2017 at 3:30 pm in the Westmont-Ridley Tree Museum of Art.
This lecture, entitled “Human Rights Today; Challenges for the Future,” will also dive further into issues raised by the current exhibition So Close and So Far. We believe this lecture and exhibition will cultivate a rich and deep discussion on human rights today. It also is part of an independent study I am conducting this semester on Art, Activism, and Social Justice.
Our speaker, ALISON BRYSK is the Mellichamp Professor of Global Governance in the Global and International Studies Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She has authored or edited ten books on international human rights and has acted as a guest lecturer in Argentina, Australia, Ecuador, France, Spain, Germany, Sweden, the Netherlands, South Africa, and Japan, and has held Fulbright Fellowships in India and Canada. Currently, she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on human rights, international relations, civil society, and Latin American politics.
We hope this lecture will advance conversations on immigration, borders, and the rights we bear as humans. Light refreshments will be served after her lecture. Please join us; we encourage you to invite your fellow peers and friends to join us in this important conversation.
Judy L. Larson, Ph.D.
Director, Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art
R. Anthony Askew Professor of Art HistorY
Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art
955 La Paz Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108