Prof. Lehners appointed UNESCO Chair in Luxembourg
EIUC and E.MA congratulate Prof. Jean-Paul Lehners, member of the EIUC Board and E.MA National Director for the University of Luxembourg, on his appointment as UNESCO Chair in Human Rights. The appointment is a testament to Prof. Lehners’ extensive work as Professor of History and to his expertise and representative functions in human rights missions and delegations at national and international level.
The objective of the first UNESCO Chair in Luxembourg is to contribute to research, teaching, information and documentation on human rights. “This Chair must be seen as a think-tank and as a link with civil society. It should help raise awareness on human rights not only among students and staff members of the University, but also among citizens“, explains Prof. Lehners. The official inauguration of the UNESCO Chair in Human Rights took place on 12 June 2012 in the presence of His Royal Highness the Grand-Duke of Luxembourg.