Keough School Forum: Dignity and Development


Location: McKenna Hall

D D Event

Advancing Justice and Rights through Courts, Restoration, and Politics

How can the human community respond to acts of trauma and injustice committed by those in power?

 What are the roles of:

  • International courts and other legal mechanisms?
  • Grassroots initiatives focused on health, healing, and well-being?
  • Politics on the international stage?

Join the Keough School of Global Affairs March 2-3, 2023 as we explore diverse approaches to supporting dignity and integral human development, especially where injustices—both historical and ongoing—cause harm and humiliation. Hear insights from global experts. Learn about approaches that seek to transform traumatized individuals and peoples, bolster institutions, and check the illegitimate uses of state power.

A blended conference

We will offer both in-person and online options for engaging with conference content. Join us in person to take advantage of additional networking and learning opportunities during meals and in small-group breakout sessions at the University of Notre Dame’s world-renowned campus.

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Featured Speakers

Full list of distinguished speakers available on the forum website.


Imani Daud Aboud

President, African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights


Charli Carpenter

Professor of Political Science, University of Massachusetts-Amherst


Carlos Martín Beristain

Doctor of medicine and psychology


Claire Sugden

Member, Legislative Assembly for East Londonderry, Northern Ireland

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