Graduate students hear all the time that they need to plan for their professional futures. They also need to prepare to take advantage of the unforeseen opportunities that they are likely to encounter. This winter, four SPP faculty practitioners will share their career stories with CEU students. We will hear from a drug policy expert, a human rights policy advisor, a researcher with the World Bank, and the co-founder of an international human rights organization. This is a great opportunity to learn about the roles both planning and chance can play as individuals chart their paths.
Speaker bio: Kirsten Roberts Lyer has worked on human rights and international law issues at the national, regional, and international levels. Her expertise encompasses independent National Human Rights Institutions, domestic implementation of international human rights standards, international human rights mechanisms, and parliamentary oversight of human rights. Kirsten’s extensive experience as a practitioner includes leadership roles at the Irish Human Rights Commission (NHRI) and with the European Group of National Human Rights Institutions as well as roles at the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, the European Court of Justice, the European Court of Human Rights, the Permanent Representation of Ireland to the Council of Europe and Amnesty International—Irish Section. Kirsten has acted as an independent expert for the European Commission, UN Development Programme and Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on issues of human rights compliance, institution building, and rule of law in countries including Armenia, Ethiopia, Timor-Leste, and Turkmenistan. Kirsten holds a PhD in Human Rights Law from King’s College, London, an MLitt in International Criminal Law from Trinity College, Dublin, and a BCL from the School of Law at University College Dublin.
Bring your own brown bag lunch and join us for an informal conversation aout careers and professional life!
Advance registration requested. Please RSVP online here.