For younger readers

If you’re younger than me, and you’ll still be under 30 by the end of December this year, then here’s [pdf] an opportunity for you. The Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism at McGill University here in Montreal, is hosting The Global Conference on Human Rights in Diverse Societies. It runs from October 7th to 9th this fall.

Prior to the conference, they’ll be holding an International Forum for Young Leaders, from Monday October 4th to Thursday October 7th.  Chosen participants will have all costs covered, including travel expenses to and from Montreal, accommodation, and conference fees covered for the full 6 days.

They’re looking for under-30s who:

  • Hold a social science degree – in law, political science, economics, sociology, history, cultural studies, anthropology or any other relevant field – preferably at a graduate level
  • Have relevant field experience
  • Show a demonstrated commitment to the area of human rights and/or social justice
  • Show a demonstrated commitment to work independently

Here’s the application form. Deadline is February 28th. Here’s more info about the conference itself.