Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law Stanford University

Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Latin America  
PHR Conference

Date and Time
May 8, 2012
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Open to the public
RSVP required by 5PM May 7

Alejandro Toledo (keynote speaker) - President of Peru from 2001 to 2006
Eliane Karp-Toledo (keynote speaker) - Anthropologist, Economist and former First Lady of Peru (2001 to 2006)

The Program on Human Rights and the Center for Latin American Studies are pleased to host the Conference "Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Latin America".

Indigenous peoples around the world have often been dispossessed of their land, leading to ongoing conflict over control and usage of land and resources. Indigenous peoples in Latin America are no exception; they are among the most disadvantaged and vulnerable peoples in the region. Indigenous peoples in Latin America rank highest on underdevelopment indicators such as incarceration, illiteracy, unemployment, poverty and disease. They face discrimination in schools and are exploited in the workplace. Their sacred lands and artifacts are plundered from them. In many Latin American countries, indigenous peoples are not even permitted to study their own language.

The Stanford Spring conference “Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Latin America,” brings scholars from all disciplines to examine the common trends, actors, challenges and changes among indigenous populations in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Bechtel Conference Center
Encina Hall
616 Serra Street
Stanford University
Stanford, CA 94305
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FSI Contact
Nadejda Marques