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. 



"Reason and Passion: The Strange Alchemy of Life and Law" - Lecture series by Justice Albie Sachs

Wednesday, Jan 6 – Feb 3, 2010 7 – 8:30 pm Social Science Building, Room 122, 1126 E. 59th St. View Poster

January 6 - "Terrorism, Torture and the Rule of Law" Introduction by Susan Gzesh, Executive Director, Human Rights Program, Senior Lecturer in the College January 13 - "Punitive Justice vs. Restorative Justice" Introduction by Christine Stansell, Stein-Freiler Distinguished Service Professor in United States History January 20 - "Social and Economic Rights as Fundamental Human Rights" Introduction by Adam Green, Associate Professor of American History January 27 - "Does the Law Have a Sense of Humor?" Introduction by Jane Dailey, Associate Professor of American History February 3 - "The Secular and the Sacred: The Right of Same Sex Couples to Marry" Introduction by Geoffrey Stone, Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor, The Law School

"Reflecting on the Anti-Apartheid Movement: South African & U.S. Perspectives" - Conversation with Justice Albie Sachs & Prexy Nesbitt

Monday, Jan 18, 2010 3 – 4:30 pm Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, Community Lounge, 5710 S. Woodlawn Ave View Poster

"Living With Land Mines" - Exhibition opening with photographer V. Tony Hauser

Friday, Jan 22, 2010 7 – 8:30 pm Harper Memorial Commons, Stuart Reading Room, 1116 E. 59th St. View Poster

"The Moral Challenges of Asymmetrical War: The Case of Israel" - Moshe Halbertal, Hebrew University and New York University School of Law

Thursday, Feb 18, 2010 7 – 8:30 pm Swift Hall, Lecture Hall, 1025 E. 58th St. View Poster

"Israel's Occupation through the Lens of the Education System" - Neve Gordon, Ben-Gurion University

Monday, Feb 22, 2010 12 – 1:30 pm Social Science Building, Room 201, 1126 E. 59th St. View Poster

"Are Human Rights Still Universal?" - Wiktor Osiatynski, Central European University, Budapest

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2010 4 – 5:30 pm UChicago Law School, Room II, 1111 E. 60th St. View Poster

"The New Reality of Mexico-US Migration" - Douglas Massey, Princeton University and the Mexican Migration Project

Thursday, Apr 15, 2010 7 – 8:30 pm Harper Memorial Library, Room 130, 1116 E. 59th St. View Poster

"Human Rights and the New Sciences" - Symposium

Friday, May 14 – 15, 2010 9 am – 3 pm Social Science Building, Room 224, 1126 E. 59th St. View Poster

"Latino Immigrants in the Windy City: New Trends in Civic Engagement" - Panel Discussion

Thursday, May 20, 2010 6 – 7:30 pm SSA Building, Room EI, 969 E. 60th St. View Poster

Xóchitl Bada, University of Illinois-Chicago Oscar Chacón, Natl. Assoc. of Latin American & Caribbean Communities Jesus Garcia, Democratic Candidate, Cook County Board of Commissioners Jose Luis Gutierrez, Federación de Michoacanos de Illinois/NALACC Susan Gzesh, Human Rights Program, University of Chicago Rebecca Vonderlack-Navarro, SSA, University of Chicago

“In the Time of the Coup d’état: Defending Human Rights in Honduras” - Berta Oliva, General Coordinator, Committee of Families Detained and Disappeared in Honduras (COFADEH)

Monday, Oct 11, 2010 6 – 7:30 pm Stuart Hall, Room 104, 5835 S. Greenwood Ave View Poster

“Human Dignity: Its Origins in Classical Thought/La Dignidad Humana: Sus Orígenes en el Pensamiento Clásico” - Antonio Pele, Assistant Professor in Legal Philosophy, Carlos III University of Madrid; Visiting Scholar, University of Chicago Human Rights Program

Wednesday, Oct 20, 2010 4 – 5:30 pm Social Science Building, Room 201, 1126 E. 59th St. View Poster

“The Paper Market: The Borrowing, Renting and Buying of Identities” - Ellie Vasta, Associate Professor, Centre for Research on Social Inclusion, Macquarie University

Monday, Nov 1, 2010 12 – 1:30 pm School of Social Service Administration, Room W-IV, 969 E. 60th St View Poster

“Neo-liberalism's Global Workforce: The End of a Dream?” - Stephen Castles, Research Professor of Sociology, University of Sydney; Associate Director, International Migration Institute (IMI), University of Oxford

Monday, Nov 1, 2010 6:30 – 8 pm Swift Hall, Lecture Hall, 1025 E. 58th St. View Poster

“From the Struggle for Labor Rights to the Struggle for Life: Workers' Rights, Feminicide and the 'War on Drugs' in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico” - Cipriana Jurado, Human Rights Defender

Tuesday, Nov 30, 2010 4 – 5 pm Social Science Building, Room 201, 1126 E. 59th St View Poster