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.
Human Rights 2002 Internship Cohort Information Session & Welcome Reception
The Recovery of Historical Memory Project (REHMI), Guatemala
The Antigone Project
"Violence at the Intersections" - Spoken word presentation by staff of Apna Ghar
"The Practice of Human Rights: The Work of Amnesty International"
Student-organized Program: Immigration Policy I
Student-organized Program: Immigration Policy II
"The Practice of Human Rights: Police Torture and Impunity in Chicago"
Raja Shehadeh: "Strangers in the House: Reflections on the Relation of Human Rights and Politics in Palestine and Israel"
Practice of Human Rights Series: Dalia Mina Valencia, Witness for Peace, Colombia
Practice of Human Rights Series: Bill Goodman, Center for Constitutional Rights
Practice of Human Rights Series: Ben Davis, Regional Program Director, Americas Solidarity Center, AFL-CIO Washington D.C.
Ignacio Martin-Baro Award Presentation: Benjamin Cuellar, Director of the Human Rights Institute of the Central American University in San Salvador (IDHUCA)
Justice Albie Sachs - "Freedom and Bread: The Judicial Enforcement of Socio-Economic Rights"
"Health Care for All? A University of Chicago Policy Debate"
"The Enemy Alien Files: Hidden Stories of World War II"
"Between the Lines: Contested Legality"
"Between the Lines: Humanitarian Issues - Guantanamo"
"The Electronic Vote"
"Crisis in Sudan: Displacement, Famine, Genocide"
Health and Human Rights Speaker Series Event - Dr. Allen S. Keller, Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture: "Advocacy and Medical Care for Victims of Torture and INS Detainees in the U.S."
"Economic and Social Rights: American Exceptionalism and International Perspectives"
"Truth in Motion: A Retrospective of Kartemquin Films"
Justice Albie Sachs - "The South African Court Looks At Same-Sex Marriages: The Fourie Case"
South African Activist Zackie Achmat - “Realizing Human Rights: Access to HIV/AIDS Medication and the Role of Civil Society in South Africa”
HR Intern Alum '03 Obie Porteous: Action Against Hunger in Uganda
Author David Cole - "Is the Commander-in-Chief Subject to the Rule of Law?: On Torture, Spying, and Detention in the War on Terror"
Iranian Dissident Akbar Ganji and Professor Martha Nussbaum in Conversation
Global AIDS Human Rights Conference
Human Rights Program Distinguished Lecturer Gillian Slovo, "Human Rights and the Arts: Guantanamo in the Theatre"
"Migration and Human Rights in the North American Corridor: Dilemmas, Contradictions, and Challenges" - SymposiumView Poster
“Human Rights in Mexico: Inside the Labyrinth of Drugs, Elections and Billionaires" - Sergio Aguayo, Human Rights Program Distinguished LecturerView Poster
"Human Rights in Mexico" - Lecture SeriesView Poster
Wednesday, February 6: Carlos Arango (Casa Aztlan, Chicago), “Eyewitness to 1968” Monday, February 18: Miguel Alvarez Gandara (Serapaz, Mexico, D.F.), “Lessons from the Chiapas Negotiations” Monday, February 25: Alejandra Ancheita (PRODESC, Mexico, D.F.), “Labor rights are human rights: a case from Guerrero” Monday, March 10: Jose Oliva (Interfaith Worker Justice, Chicago), “Organizing immigrants to defend their rights”
“Luces y Sombras: Light and Shadows in the Struggle for Human Rights" - Monsignor Raúl Vera López and the Ignacio Martín-Baró Human Rights Essay Prizes Award CeremonyView Poster
Robert H. Kirschner, MD, Memorial Human Rights Lecture: “House of Secrets: The Place of Storytelling in Human Rights" - Alex Kotlowitz