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Politics Professor Joins National Economic and Social Rights Group

Whelan, DanielCONWAY, Ark. (November 17, 2014) – Hendrix politics and international relations professor Dr. Daniel J. Whelan was invited to become a faculty affiliate of the Economic and Social Rights Group (ESRG) at the Human Rights Institute at the University of Connecticut in recognition of his scholarship achievements and interests in the field of economic and social rights.

ESRG provides a forum for discussing leading issues in economics and social human rights, maintains a working paper series hosted through UCONN’s Research Papers in Economics (RePEC) website and hosts an annual research workshop each spring. The Human Rights Institute publishes the Journal of Human Rights.

"It is a great honor to be invited to join this group of outstanding human rights researchers and advocates. The Economic and Social Rights Group is the only one of its kind based at a major American university. What is most attractive is the broad range of approaches — philosophical, historical, and empirical — that its affiliate members use in their research on these core human rights."

Whelan, who joined the Hendrix faculty in 2006, is currently Charles Prentiss Hough Odyssey Professor and is chair of the Department of Politics and International Relations at Hendrix.

Read more about Whelan here.

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