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International scholar to address human right to health and law

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David H. Moore, an international human rights and law scholar and the 2021 John T. Copenhaver, Jr. Chair at WVU, will present two lectures via live webcast hosted by the College of Law and the School of Public Health.

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WHO: David H. Moore, international human rights and law scholar

WHAT:  Two free lectures hosted by the West Virginia University School of Public Health and the College of Law. Both are free and open to the public.


  • Wednesday, Oct. 6, noon to 1 p.m.: "Interpreting Human Rights”
  • Wednesday, Oct. 13, noon to 1 p.m.: “The International Human Right to Health”

WHERE: Both lectures will be presented via live webcast.

NOTES: Moore currently serves on the Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe’s Moscow Mechanism, providing expertise to address specific human rights concerns. He holds the Sterling and Eleanor Colton Endowed Chair in Law and is the associate director of the Brigham Young University International Center for Law and Religion Studies, which helps secure international religious freedom.

In 2020, he was elected to a brief term on the United Nations Human Rights Committee, a body of independent experts that monitors states’ implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Moore also served as acting deputy administrator and general counsel of the U.S. Agency for International Development and clerked for Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr., and he has an extensive academic career that spans Brigham Young University, George Washington University, University of Kentucky and University of Chicago.

Moore has been selected to serve as the 2021 John T. Copenhaver, Jr. Chair at WVU. The second lecture, “The International Human Right to Health,” will be presented as part of the School of Public Health’s Dean’s Colloquium Series and WVU Diversity Week.

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WVU School of Public Health


James Jolly, Director of Marketing and Communications
WVU College of Law

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