University of Pittsburgh
CILE presents:

"The Hidden Costs of 'Green' Fuels: Biofuel, Human Rights and an Epidemic in Central America"

April 3, 2012 - 12:00pm
University of Pittsburgh School of Law, G-12
3900 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Jason Glaser, founder and president of the La Isla Foundation, will be speaking to students about the Foundation's focus on industrial agriculture in Nicaragua, the impact of international human rights laws on workers' health, and the role that international NGOs can play in promoting human rights in a substantive manner in-country. He will also discuss how law students can contribute to the promotion of international human rights development while still in law school.

The La Isla Foundation is a non-profit and non-governmental organization established to facilitate finding the cause of the Chronic Kidney Disease epidemic affecting five communities of sugarcane workers in Chichigalpa, Western Nicaragua.

Mr. Glaser has been featured in an article published on The Huffington Post about this disease.

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