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Illinois State University Speaker Series – Inga Winkler
Lecturer at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University
“Water and Sanitation in the 21st Century: A Human Rights Perspective on Domestic and International Challenges”
7 p.m. September 28
Prairie Room, Bone Student Center
Inga Winkler will shift the focus of water challenges by addressing some of the issues that are usually neglected: the sanitation crisis and the lack of access to water and sanitation not only abroad, but in marginalized communities in the United States. The United Nations officially recognized the human rights to water and sanitation in 2010, and this talk will explore what the human rights framework can offer to address the existing challenges.
The talk is part of the Illinois State University Speaker Series. The series seeks to bring innovative and enlightening speakers to the campus with the aim of providing the community with a platform to foster dialogue, cultivate enriching ideas, and continue an appreciation of learning as an active and lifelong process. All talks are free and open to the public.