Written by Staff Writer
01 Nov, 2019 | 12:36 pm
COLOMBO (News 1st):- If there ever was a time where the need for academics and practitioners to intersect and face an increasingly complex world, it is now. Human Rights challenges and humanitarian crises are a modern-day reality for Entrepreneurship, governance, politics, and life. These challenges can’t just be ignored and swept under the carpet. They need prudent solutions, through engagement and consistency. And this is perhaps what Brown University, one of America’s oldest and most prestigious Ivy League schools is trying to address with the launch of the Center of Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies attached to the Watson Institute of International and Public Affairs.
What will CHRHS focus on?
The ‘CHRHS’ was born out of the Humanitarian Innovation Initiative which had been functioning since 2016. The mission of CHRHS is to promote a more just, peaceful, and secure world by furthering a deeper understanding of global human rights and humanitarian challenges, and encouraging collaboration between local communities, academics, and practitioners to develop innovative solutions to these challenges.
Director of the CHRHS and a ‘Time Magazine Person of the Year’, Adam Levine, MD, states that “..as a fully endowed center within the Watson Institute, CHRHS will have a sustainable source of funding, allowing us to broaden our collaborations with humanitarian and human rights agencies globally and develop long term research and training initiatives..”
Capital Maharaja Group Director Chevaan Daniel, will function on the Global Advisory Board, alongside humanitarian leaders from organizations such as The United Nations-OCHA, Médecins Sans Frontières and The World Health Organization amongst others.
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