New Right Livelihood College Campus Opens in Argentina
The Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (UNC) was founded 19 June 1613, making it the oldest institution of higher education in Argentina. The University’s Faculty of Psychology, which will host the Right Livelihood College, is home to more than 10 000 students annually. This new campus will serve as a hub for exchange between academics and activists on questions of human rights, environmental protection, and social justice. Its activities will be spearheaded by Raúl Montenegro, environmental advocate and 2004 Right Livelihood Award Laureate, who has been a Professor of Evolutionary Biology at the University since 1985.
The official opening of the campus is celebrated with a ceremony on 19 April 2016, followed by a public seminar on multilateral education and criminalization of social protest in Latin America on the 20th. Dr. Monika Griefahn, Chair of the Board of the Right Livelihood Award Foundation, will lead the discussion on the unacceptable climate of violence surrounding activists in the region, with 2002 Laureate Martín Almada and other representatives from the Foundation and College in attendance.