Human Rights in Practice: Bret Thiele and Mayra Gomez Global Initiative for Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights
The Human Rights in Practice series is an ongoing program aimed to allow students to engage with international law and human rights practitioners in an informal setting to explore diverse career paths in the field.
About our guest:
Bret Thiele (JD) and Mayra Gómez (PhD), the founders of Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (GIESCR), together have a long track record of human rights advocacy resulting in a range of ground-breaking impacts in economic, social and cultural (ESC) rights.
Bret Thiele received his Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School and his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Minnesota. Mayra Gómez received her PhD in Sociology from the University of Minnesota, where her graduate work in human rights received a Graduate Research Excellence Award, the Don Martindale Award for Recognition of Excellence in Graduate Scholarship, the Anna Welsch Bright Memorial Research Award, as well as research grants from the MacArthur Interdisciplinary Program on Global Change, Sustainability and Justice. From 1998 to 2001, Bret and Mayra worked as aides to an Independent Member Expert to the United Nations Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights, Prof. David Weissbrodt.
Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to reserve your seat.