Human Rights Workshop Series

2014-2015 Human Rights Workshop

Alternate Wednesdays, 4:30 to 6:00 pm
John Hope Franklin Room, Social Sciences 224
1126 E. 59th Street, Chicago, IL 60637 [map]

The University of Chicago is home to a vibrant community of scholars engaged in the study of human rights from a variety of disciplines. The Human Rights Workshop provides an interdisciplinary forum for faculty and graduate students to engage in serious discussions of new human rights scholarship. Workshops feature presentations of work-in-progress by faculty, graduate students, and guest speakers. Workshop sessions are offered every quarter and are open to faculty, students, and the public.

Autumn 2014 Schedule

October 8: Writing Human Rights Scholarship: Introductory Session and Panel Discussion with Justin Richland (Anthropology), Jane Dailey (History), Adam Etinson (PFCHR and Philosophy), and Mark Bradley (History)

October 22: Véronique Munoz-Dardé (Philosophy, University of California-Berkeley and University College London), "The Priest, the Liberal and the Harlot: Liberalism and Sexual Desire"

November 5: Patrick Kelly (PhD Candidate, History, University of Chicago), "Sovereignty and Salvation: Transnational Human Rights Activism in the Americas in the 'Long 1970s'"

November 12: Jolyon Thomas (Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities, University of Wisconsin - Madison), "An American Export Made in Japan: The Manufacture of Religious Freedom During the Allied Occupation, 1945-1952" (Note: this session will be held in Pick 506)

November 19: John McCallum (PhD Candidate, History, University of Chicago), "Democratic Violence in the 'American Century': World War II as a  Revolution in Moral Sentiment" (Note: this session will be held in Pick 506)

*(new date!) December 2: Helga Varden (Philosophy, Northwestern and University of Illinois), "The Terrorist Attacks in Norway, July 22nd 2011--Some Kantian Reflections"

For questions or to request papers, please contact:

Emma Stone Mackinnon
PhD Student, Department of Political Science
Human Rights Workshop Co-Coordinator

Lael Weinberger
PhD Student, Department of History
Human Rights Workshop Co-Coordinator