David Gillborn recently visited Budapest (Hungary) to work with the Tom Lantos Institute (TLI).

The TLI is an independent human and minority rights organisation with a particular focus on Jewish and Roma communities and other ethnic or national, linguistic and religious minorities.  As an international research, education and advocacy platform, TLI aims to bridge the gap between research and policy, norms and practice. TLI was established in May 2011 by the decision of the Hungarian Government and the U.S. Senate to honour and continue the legacy of Tom Lantos, a Hungarian-American and the only Holocaust survivor ever elected to the United States Congress. For more information see http://tomlantosinstitute.hu/

Professor Gillborn’s visit included a workshop, with leading Roma scholars and activists, where participants discussed the usefulness of critical race theory (CRT) as a framework for further research and community action.

David also gave a public lecture as part of TLI’s series ‘From the courtroom to the street: creating a popular culture of human rights’. His lecture, ‘Race, Rights and Education: a critical race perspective on Europe, xenophobia and everyday racism’, can be viewed in full on the TLI YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1n7vc0qsmzE

David Gilborn giving a lecture