2010-2011 Events

Autumn 2010:

  • October 11 - “In the Time of the Coup d’état: Defending Human Rights in Honduras”
    Berta Oliva, General Coordinator, Committee of Families Detained and Disappeared in Honduras (COFADEH) (co-sponsors: Center for Latin American Studies, and La Voz de los de Abajo) View poster

  • October 20 - “Human Dignity: Its Origins in Classical Thought/La Dignidad Humana: Sus Orígenes en el Pensamiento Clásico”
    Antonio Pele, Assistant Professor in Legal Philosophy, Carlos III University of Madrid; Visiting Scholar, University of Chicago Human Rights Program (co-sponsor: Center for Latin American Studies)
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  • November 1 - “Neo-liberalism's Global Workforce: The End of a Dream?”
    Stephen Castles, Research Professor of Sociology, University of Sydney; Associate Director, International Migration Institute (IMI), University of Oxford (co-sponsors: Undergraduate Program in International Studies, the Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory (3CT), the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, and the Center for International Studies Norman Wait Harris Fund) View poster
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  • November 1 - “The Paper Market: The Borrowing, Renting and Buying of Identities”
    Ellie Vasta, Associate Professor, Centre for Research on Social Inclusion, Macquarie University View poster
  • November 8 - S’bu Zikode, President of Abahlali baseMjondolo, the Shack Dweller's Movement of South Africa (organized by the African Studies Workshop; co-sponsors: National Economic and Social Rights Initiative, Human Rights Workshop)
  • November 30 - “From the Struggle for Labor Rights to the Struggle for Life: Workers' Rights, Feminicide and the 'War on Drugs' in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico”
    Cipriana Jurado, Human Rights Defender (co-sponsors: Center for Latin American Studies, and the Chicago Religious Leadership Network on Latin America) View poster

Winter 2011:

  • January 17 - Fighting for Immigrant and Labor Rights
    Discussion with Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) and Unite Here (organized by University of Chicago Coalition for Immigrant Rights) View poster

  • January 21 - “Poto Mitan: Haitian Women, Pillars of the Global Economy”
    Documentary film screening & Discussion (organized by the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture; co-sponsors: International House Global Voices Series, the Center for Latin American Studies, the Center for International Studies, Rising in Solidarity with Ayiti (R.I.S.A) and UChicago for Haiti) View poster

  • January 24 - "Because When God is Too Busy: Haiti, Me and The World"
    Performance by Gina Athena Ulysse (organized by the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture; co-sponsors: Court Theatre, the Center for International Studies, the Center for Gender Studies, the Center for Latin American Studies, UChicago for Haiti and R.I.S.A. (Rising in Solidarity with Ayiti) View poster

  • January 27 - "Presence Without Empowerment? Gender Quotas, Reproductive Rights, and Violence Against Women in Latin America"
    Mala Htun, Associate Professor of Politics at the New School for Social Research (organized by Center for Latin American Studies; co-sponsor: Center for Gender Studies) View poster

  • February 23 - “After the Vote: Challenges and Opportunities for a Two-State Sudan”
    Rebecca Hamilton, author of “Fighting for Darfur” (organized by: Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and Chicago Careers in Journalism (CCIJ) Workshop; co-sponsors: Center for International Studies, and the Department of Political Science) View poster

Spring 2011:

  • April 4 - “Living Juárez: Collateral Damage in Mexico’s Drug War” - Film screening and discussion
    Laura Carlsen, Director of the Americas Program of the Center for International Policy (co-sponsors: the Center for Latin American Studies, the Katz Center for Mexican Studies, the Chiapas Media Project, and the Center for International Policy Americas Program)
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  • April 6-20 - “Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples in the New Millennium”
    A lecture series by Rodolfo Stavenhagen
    Richard and Ann Pozen Visiting Professor in Human Rights, University of Chicago Former UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2000 - 2008) Professor Emeritus in Sociology, El Colegio de México View poster

    • April 6 - "Are universal human rights for everybody? The Nation-State and the Vanishing Indians"
      Introduction by Mark Bradley, Professor in History and Co-chair of the Faculty Board of the Human Rights Program at the University of Chicago
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    • April 13 - "Anti-Colonialism and the Struggle for Indigenous Rights"
      Introduction by Judy Hoffman, Senior Lecturer, Department of Visual Arts and Department of Cinema & Media Studies; Member of Human Rights
      Program Faculty Board
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    • April 20 - "The Confessions of a Special Rapporteur: the United Nations and the Search for Justice"
      Introduction by Alan Kolata, Neukom Family Distinguished Service Professor of Anthropology and of Social Sciences
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      (co-sponsors: the Center for Latin American Studies, and the Katz Center for Mexican Studies)
      For more information on Stavenhagen’s visit to campus: http://humanrights.uchicago.edu/stavenhagen.shtml

  • April 7-May 8 - "Inside the Hidden City: Photographs from Ciudad Oculta" — Photo exhibit at Rockefeller Chapel View poster

  • May 6 - Closing Lecture and Reception: Jasmine Heiss, Former Human Rights Intern (AB ‘10), Fundación ph15 and Mariela Szwarcberg, Postdoctoral Lecturer, Center for Latin American Studies (co-sponsors: The University of Chicago Arts Council, The Franke Institute for the Humanities, Rockefeller Chapel and the Center for Latin American Studies) View poster

  • April 22 - "The Die is Caste" – Film screening and discussion with director Ranjan Kamath (organized by the South Asia Language and Area Center and the Committee on Southern Asian Studies View poster

  • April 28-30 - “A Film Unfinished” - Film Screening and Special Events with Director Yael Hersonski; Dedicated to the memory of Miriam Bratu Hansen (organized by the Chicago Center for Jewish Studies; co-sponsors: the Department of Cinema and Media Studies, the Film Studies Center) View poster

  • April 29 - “The Arab Democratic Revolutions”
    Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies, History, Columbia University (co-sponsors: Center for International Studies, International House Global Voices Program, and Center for Middle Eastern Studies) View poster
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  • April 30 - "Corporate Social Responsibility: A New Business Framework for Human Rights" — 2011 Symposium
    Full information: http://humanrights.uchicago.edu/csr-human-rights-symposium/
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  • May 5 - “Nuremberg: Its Lesson For Today” (The Schulberg/Waletzky Restoration) - Film Preview and Q&A
    Sandra Schulberg, Film Restoration Producer, and Susanne Lüdemann, Professor of Germanic Studies at The University of Chicago (organized by Germanic Studies Department; co-sponsor: Doc Films)
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  • May 17 - "The Cruel Radiance: Photography and Political Violence"
    Susie Linfield, Journalist and Professor, Director of Cultural Reporting and Criticism at New York University (co-sponsors: Human Rights Workshop, the Franke Institute for the Humanities and the University of Chicago Press) View poster

  • May 20 - "Understanding Human Rights" — One-day seminar for NGO staff and general public (co-sponsor: Graham School of General Studies) View poster

  • June 2 - Robert H. Kirschner, M.D., Memorial Human Rights Lecture - "Rage Against the Machine: Torture, Bystanders and the Failure of Journalism"
    John Conroy, Author and Journalist
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