WVSU Requests Proposals for Human Rights Conference

Contact: Kimberly Osborne 
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Nov. 4, 2013
WVSU Requests Proposals for Human Rights Conference
INSTITUTE, W.Va.West Virginia State University’s (WVSU) College of Business and Social Sciences, in collaboration with the National Center for Human Relations, is requesting proposal submissions for the Human Rights Conference scheduled for April 10-12, 2014. Academicians, practitioners and students are encouraged to submit proposals for consideration by Jan. 15, 2014. 

The conference will focus on “21st Century Agenda for Human Rights Theory and Practice.” Interdisciplinary abstracts, papers, presentations, posters, roundtables, workshops and panels that directly or indirectly address the conference theme are eligible for submission.

“Our goal is to work toward an agenda for the 21st century to address important areas of human rights,” said Dr. David Bejou, dean of the College of Business and Social Sciences. “We’re encouraging all academicians, practitioners and students to participate, especially those in West Virginia.”

Potential topics include the following:
  • Business compassion                   
  • Interfaith relations        
  • Poverty and economic equality
  • Race relations
  • International relations
  • Violence against women and children
  • Economic, social and cultural freedom
  • Human trafficking
  • Immigration
  • Social justice
  • Human rights legislation
  • Human rights and globalization
The best papers will be selected from each track for publication in the Journal of Relationship Marketing.
Proposal abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted to Bejou at dbejou@wvstateu.edu by
Jan. 15, 2014.

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West Virginia State University is a public, land grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multigenerational institution, located in Institute, W.Va. As a “living laboratory of human relations,” the university is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet the higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.
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