Brownbag Lunch with Peter Kirchschlaeger

Monday, March 25, 2013
12:00 - 1:30 pm
Carr Center Conference Room (R-219)


The United Nations Declaration
on Human Rights Education and Training:
Its Development and 
Its Potential to Influence Policy, Advocacy and Practice


a brownbag lunch with


Peter Kirchschlaeger


More on the speaker:

Peter G. Kirchschlaeger is Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Centre of Human Rights Education (ZMRB) at the University of Teacher Education Central Switzerland Lucerne, which has offered the international study program “Certificate of Advanced Studies Human Rights Education” since 2010. Dr. Kirchschlaeger lectures widely and is a member of the Board of the Swiss Centre of Expertise in Human Rights (Cluster-Manager Human Rights Education) . He is aconsultative expert in the field of human rights and human rights education for international and national organizations, e.g. the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, UNESCO, the OSCE, the Council of Europe, the European Union, and several NGOs (e.g. Amnesty International).

Dr. Kirchschlaeger is an alumni of the Swiss Study Foundation, a member of the Board of Advisors of euforia, an Expert-Jury of the Europeans for Peace-Program, a juror of the Swiss Ethics Award and a member of the Board of the NGO “Wasser fuer Wasser”. He has received numerous awards including the “Wings of Excellence ISC Award” at the University of St. Gallen (1997, 2004), and the NETS (New Entrepreneurs)-Award from the Gebert Ruef-Foundation (2002).

Dr. Kitchshlaeger received a Masters (2001: Master “summa cum laude” in Theology and Judaism at the University of Lucerne (summa cum laude, 2001); a Maters in Philosophy, Religious Studies and Political Science at the University of Zurich (summa cum laude, 2003) and a PhD at the University of Zurich (2008). He recently completed his habilitation at the University of Fribourg. In 2005-2006 he studied at the University of Chicago Divinity School with support from the Swiss National Science Foundation, the Swiss Study Foundation and the "Otto-Herz-Studienstiftung”. . Dr. Kirchschlaeger’s research is focused on human rights education, human rights, the rights of the child, human rights philosophy and the ethical dimension of human rights.