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Centre for International Governance and Justice: News and Events

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The Centre is thrilled to be hosting Virgínia Brás Gomes, senior social policy adviser in Portugal’s Ministry of Solidarity, Employment and Social Security and member of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, between 3 and 15 May. An important and widely-published commentator on economic, cultural and social rights issues, while at the CIGJ Ms Brás Gomes will be leading a masterclass (open to ANU PhD scholars and Early Career Researchers) and giving a public lecture, and will be available for consultation with students and staff.

Also upcoming is a lecture on May 8th by Dr Roland Rich, former Executive Head of the United Nations Democracy Fund and currently of Rutgers University. In “The United Nations Democracy Fund: dealing with five UN pathologies,” Dr Rich will speak on the UNDEF’s successes despite the many UN Member States who see democracy as a threat, and consider how the Fund has dealt with five UN pathologies, each an impediment to its effectiveness.

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