On 19 March the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Latvia appointed Professor George Ulrich as Rector of the RGSL for the second term. He was first appointed as Rector of the RGSL on 4 November 2009 for his extensive experience in fund raising and managing higher education institutions as well as for his international recognition in academic and scientific circles.
As Rector and Professor of Human Rights at RGSL George Ulrich is overseeing and giving direction to the School’s on-going operations and development, academic planning and quality control, staff and faculty management, development of new programmes, and he is representing the RGSL in public affairs. In capacity as professor his duties include teaching graduate level human rights courses, supervising students, conducting research and publishing academic works.
George Ulrich has a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Toronto and a Cand.Mag in Social Anthropology and History of Ideas from Aarhus University, Denmark. He holds position of Senior Analyst at Danish Institute for Human Rights since 2011. George Ulrich is frequent guest lecturer at universities in Europe and overseas on issues related to the philosophy of human rights, reparations for human rights violations in the past, human rights and health and international medical ethics.
George Ulrich was Secretary General at European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation in Venice-Lido, Italy from 2003 to 2009. He worked as Academic Coordinator of the E.MA Programme at University of Padua / EIUC since 2001. Previously he worked as a Senior Researcher at the Danish Centre for Human Rights and as a Research Fellow at the Institute of Anthropology at the University of Copenhagen.
George Ulrich has strong leadership skills, acquired through the management of international law school, European human rights centre, and prestigious European master’s programme. He has excellent record in project management, strong financial management skills and excellent communication skills, honed through almost two decades of university teaching and frequent public speaking.