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March 4 - 6, 2009

Fundamental Human Rights

On December 10, 1948, the United Nations General Assembly approved the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, establishing the right to “freedom of thought, conscience and religion,” as well as the right to “freedom of opinion and expression” for people throughout the world regardless of race, gender or age.

Though most of the world’s nations acknowledge such principles in theory, after 60 years basic freedoms of expression and belief are still under challenge – across the globe, and here in the United States. The President’s Forum on International Human Rights will explore these challenges and the efforts underway to protect these fundamental rights in the United States and throughout the world.

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Forum Giving and Contributions

Your private support allows CSULB to bring internationally prominent leaders and scholars together to address some of the world's most challenging issues. This Forum, premised on the concept of raising the collective awareness of international human rights issues, is an important step in increasing our understanding of the global responsibilities that we all share.

If you would like to make a private contribution to the President's Forum on International Human Rights: Exploring Challenges to Free Expression and Belief and other future CSULB events that focus on international human rights, please click here for online giving opportunities.

Thank you for your support.

F. King Alexander
President
California State University, Long Beach