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University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Institute for Human Rights will moderate a community discussion, “Human Rights in Times of COVID-19: Safety vs. Individual Liberty?” at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 21, on its Facebook page.The
The discussion will focus on tensions created by the authority of governments to limit individual rights in times of public emergencies, and the implications for human rights, people and policy in the United States and elsewhere.
Featured panelists from the College of Arts and Sciences include:
- Kathryn Morgan, Ph.D., director, African American Studies program
- Robert Blanton, Ph.D., chair, Department of Political Science and Public Administration
- Natasha Zaretsky, Ph.D., professor, Department of History
Panelists will discuss the implications of emergency declarations for human rights and individual freedoms in light of the current pandemic.
The event will take place on Facebook at www.facebook.com/UABIHR, and will also be streamed live on YouTube at www.youtube.com/thecollegeuab; community members are also invited to submit questions there for the panelists.