Craig Murphy Presents Keynote Address at Human Security Association Meeting in Japan
On September 6th, 2014, Center for Governance and Sustainability co-director Craig Murphy presented a keynote address at the Japanese Human Security Association meeting in Sendai, Japan. In his address entitled “Dignity, Human Security and Global Governance,” Professor Murphy discussed the context in which the concept of human security was developed, the role and purpose of global governance in advancing human security and how the global governance system should provide a space for debates around human dignity.
Drawing from his broad experience on development issues as a consultant for the World Economic Forum’s Global Redesign Initiative and for the FUNDS (Future of the UN Development System) Project, Professor Murphy touched on the relationship between human security, human rights and human development. He also emphasized that some fundamental rights differ depending on the social and cultural contexts, and discussed the role of global governance students in understanding this backdrop when debating human dignity and human security in such a complex reality.