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Youth violence and social justice in Latin America - Dr Pinheiro to give public lecture at LSE

Dr Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, a UN independent expert on violence against children and a distinguished academic, will give a public lecture at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on Thursday 26 May.

This lecture forms part of a two day workshop, jointly organised by LSE and the Institute for the Study of the Americas, which will examine youth violence in Latin America from the perspective of gangs, street children and juvenile justice.

Dr Pinheiro is a UN independent expert on violence against children and a distinguished academic. He was formerly Brazilian secretary of state for human rights (with minister status) and a UN special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar. He is a member of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

Gareth Jones and Dennis Rodgers, LSE, will chair this event.

Youth Violence and Social Justice in Latin America is on Thursday 26 May at 6pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.

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Notes:

This lecture is part of a two day conference on Youth Violence in Latin America: gangs, street children and juvenile justice in perspective. The conference is co-hosted by the Crisis States Research Centre at LSE and the Institute for the Study of the Americas on Thursday 26 and Friday 27 May

The workshop has been sponsored by the Alistair Berkley Memorial Fund, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the British Academy, the Society for Latin American Studies and the Crisis States Research Centre.  

A photographic exhibition has also been organised to coincide with the Workshop: Hijos del Destino: Images of Youth Violence in Latin America, by award-winning photographer Donna de Cesare.

The exhibition is a collection of around 24 photo novelas exploring how war, trauma and gangs impact the personal choices and social stigmas faced by young people across the Americas.

Venue: The Atrium, London School of Economics and Political Science, London WC2
Exhibition open to the public: Friday 27 May - 15 July
Click here for more information on the exhibit| 

16 May 2005

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