Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017

Jane McPherson, assistant professor at University of Georgia, will explain how human rights as dictated by the United Nations could impact social work both in the U.S. and around the world. In the U.S. her work focuses on asylum seekers and immigrants; globally, she creates tools to investigate and promote rights-based practice.

Jane McPhersonJane McPherson

Assistant Professor & Director of Global Engagement
University of Georgia School of Social Work

Jane McPherson, PhD, MPH, LCSW, is Director of Global Engagement and Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia School of Social Work (USA). Her scholarship sees social work through a human rights lens, and she applies human rights principles to research, teaching, and practice. In the US, her work focuses on asylum seekers, immigrants, and those fleeing violence; and globally, she creates tools to investigate and promote rights-based social work practice. She has examined rights-based practices in Brazil, and measured the impact of human rights education in the social work classroom. As an arts-activist, Dr. McPherson was a co-organizer of One Million Bones, a national anti-genocide project that ultimately laid 1,000,000 handmade bones on the National Mall in 2013. Dr. McPherson is clinical social worker with over 20 years experience in the field. Motherhood, trauma, torture, and the special treatment needs of women have been her areas of clinical specialization.

This talk was part of the 2016-2017 USC Global Health Lecture Series and is co-hosted by the USC Institute for Global Health, USC Program on Global Health & Human Rights and USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work.

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