Past events are organized by academic year. If an event was organized as part of a faculty project, you can find a more complete description on our Projects page. 



UNESCO “Human Rights Go Local” Academy & Conference

Monday, Feb 1 – 9, 2021 9 am – 5 pm Zoom Event Learn More

At the virtual “Human Rights Go Local: What Works” Academy and Conference, human rights experts and practitioners, academia, policy makers, public administrators, civil society, as well as international and regional organizations will gather in order to exchange knowledge and establish co-operations in a global network of stakeholders. The aim of the Academy is to collect proven methods for research on human rights at local and regional levels and to formulate guidance for local governments on how their policies can be supported by evidence based on human rights research. This will facilitate the implementation of human rights by directly providing local level politicians and authorities with the findings and proposals elaborated by the participants.

TAP: Bodies, Sexualities, and the Law

Friday, Feb 19, 2021 9:30 – 10:30 am Zoom Event Learn More and Register

The third session in the Theory and Practice: Transnational Conversations on Gender and Sexuality series will feature Autumn 2019 Pozen Visiting Professor Dean Spade alongside Flavia Agnes and Rahul Rao, discussing how law polices the boundaries of desires and bodies.

Pozen Center Virtual Open House

Monday, Feb 22, 2021 4 – 5 pm Zoom Event Register via the College

Explore the breakout rooms at our Winter Open House to learn more about the Human Rights Minor and courses, the work of the Human Rights Lab, our Internship Program, and more!

Torture: The Marks of Civilisation

Tuesday, Mar 2, 2021 11 am – 12:30 pm Zoom Event Learn More and Register

The International State Crime Initiative (ISCI) is delighted to welcome Dr. Michelle Farrell (University of Liverpool) for the talk “Torture: The Marks of Civilisation.” The online event will be chaired by Dr. Tanzil Chowdhury (Queen Mary School of Law). In this virtual talk, Dr. Farrell considers what are seemingly irreconcilable phenomena: that civilised states abhor torture, but use torture as an instrument of the civilising mission.

Banned by the Court: ‘Jenin, Jenin’ Screening and Discussion

Wednesday, Mar 10, 2021 11 am – 1 pm Zoom Event Learn More and Register

Join filmmaker Mohammad Bakri and human rights attorney Michael Sfard for a screening of the documentary ‘Jenin, Jenin,’ and a discussion of Israeli Court’s recent ruling to ban the film. ‘Jenin, Jenin’ tells the story of Israel’s military operation in the Jenin refugee camp during the Second Intifada from the Palestinian residents’ point of view.

Symposium - Visions for Liberation: Third Cinema Revisited

Wednesday, Apr 14 – 16, 2021 11 am – 2 pm Zoom Event Learn More and Register

This Haverford College symposium explores the global resonances of the Third Cinema movement in the ‘here and now’ and asks how it renders for us a ‘there and then’ across its expansive contexts. Each panel of the symposium articulates how cinema is responding to the global and local sociopolitical concerns from which it emerges, and what kinds of calls to action are being made and to whom.

COVID-19: Human Rights and International Cooperation

Friday, Apr 30, 2021 7:30 am – 2 pm Zoom Event Learn More and Register

This symposium will explore the contradictions and complexities in how various countries have responded to the pandemic. It will also discuss the decline in positive international cooperation and will expose ways states are cooperating to exploit the pandemic to do harm.

Amy Krauss: “Borders, time and the jurisdictional body: towards a decolonial feminist ethics of pharmaceutical abortion practice in Mexico”

Friday, May 7, 2021 12 – 1:20 pm Zoom Event Zoom Registration

Pozen Center Postdoctoral Instructor Amy Krauss will join the Gender and Sexuality Studies Workshop to discuss her paper, “Borders, time and the jurisdictional body: towards a decolonial feminist ethics of pharmaceutical abortion practice in Mexico,” in conversation with Miriam Ticktin (Associate Professor of Anthropology, The New School for Social Research).