2013-2014 Events

Human Rights at Home Initiative

"Hard Times: Black Appeals Local and Global" lecture series
organized with the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture

Health and Human Rights Initiative

Crisis of Humanitarianism Initiative

  • November 15-16, 2013: Forced Migration and Humanitarianism in Global History: The conference participants discussed the conceptual frameworks that have informed reactions to forced migration. The faculty coordinators for this conference were Professor Tara Zahra (History) and Lecturer Andrew Janco (Human Rights Post-doctoral Lecturer). Members of the University of Chicago and local NGO communities also attended. Download the conference program for more details.
  • April 25-26, 2014: Crisis of Humanitarianism/ Humanitarianism in Crisis Conference: This conference included scholars working on compassion, mobilization and power in humanitarian thought and practice to interrogate the genealogies of the present moment and to reflect upon the future of a new politics of humanitarianism. Download the conference poster or program and schedule for more details.

Lecture Series - Human Rights: Past and Present

Robert H. Kirschner, MD, Human Rights Memorial Lecture