Human Rights Workshop Series

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.

See past workshop presenters here.


Winter Quarter 2016 Schedule

Wednesday, January 13 | 4:30-6:00pm
Location: John Hope Franklin Room, Social Sciences 224
Joe Lubenow (PhD, Philosophy)
"Equal Human Rights"

Wednesday, January 27 | 4:30-6:00pm
Location: John Hope Franklin Room, Social Sciences 224
Lael Weinberger (JD/PhD Candidate, Law and History)
"Natural Law in American Legal Thought Before the Rights Revolution"

Wednesday, February 10 | 4:30-6:00 pm
Location: John Hope Franklin Room, Social Sciences 224
Gabriel Velez (PhD Student, Comparative Human Development)
"Exploring Phenomenological Diversity in Post Conflict Contexts: How Adolescents Understand Human Rights in Tacna, Peru"

Wednesday, February 17 | 4:30-6:00pm
Location: Downstairs Seminar Room, Center for Gender/Race Studies
David Minto (Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts, Princeton)
"The Transatlantic Trajectory of Sexual Privacy Rights"

Wednesday, March 9 | 4:30-6:00pm
Location: John Hope Franklin Room, Social Sciences 224
Penny Von Eschen (History, Cornell University)
"Rebooting the Cold War: The New Cold War with Russia and the Foreign Policy of Popular Culture"


For questions or to request papers, please contact:

Emma Stone Mackinnon
PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science
Human Rights Workshop Co-Coordinator
mackinnon@uchicago.edu

Lael Weinberger
PhD Student, Department of History
Human Rights Workshop Co-Coordinator
laelweinberger@uchicago.edu