OUTStanding Speaker Series – Victor Madrigal-Borloz, “From Wars Against Diversity To Inclusive Peace”

November 10, 2022
Assembly Hall

90th Anniversary

“From Wars Against Diversity To Inclusive Peace: Violence And Discrimination Based On Sexual Orientation And Gender Identity In Armed Conflict”

The OUTstanding speaker series is a collaborative effort between the Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality and the UChicago Alumni PRIDE network designed to bring LGBTQ rights activists and practitioners to our campus. Victor Madrigal-Borloz is a Costa Rican human rights lawyer and the UN Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. During his tenure at the U.N., Madrigal-Borloz has been noted for focusing his mandate on investigating a broad and intersectional range of issues facing LGBT communities around the world, including conversion therapy, criminalization, socio-cultural exclusion, anti-trans rhetoric, and the outsized impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on vulnerable LGBT and gender-diverse populations. Madrigal-Borloz is a senior visiting researcher at the Harvard Law School’s Human Rights Program and former member of the UN Subcommittee on the Prevention of Torture.

A reception will follow. This event is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

This event is co-sponsored by the International House Global Voices Program, the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights, and the UChicago Alumni PRIDE network.

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