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. 



"Fighting for Immigrant and Labor Rights" - Discussion with Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) and Unite Here

Monday, Jan 17, 2011 3 – 4:30 pm Classics Building Cafe, 1010 E. 59th St View Poster

“Poto Mitan: Haitian Women, Pillars of the Global Economy” - Documentary film screening & Discussion

Friday, Jan 21, 2011 6 – 8 pm International House, Home Room , 1414 E. 59th Street View Poster

"Because When God is Too Busy: Haiti, Me and The World" - Performance by Gina Athena Ulysse

Monday, Jan 24, 2011 6 – 7:30 pm Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave View Poster

"Presence Without Empowerment? Gender Quotas, Reproductive Rights, and Violence Against Women in Latin America" - Mala Htun, Associate Professor of Politics at the New School for Social Research

Thursday, Jan 27, 2011 6 – 7:30 pm Social Sciences Building, Room 122, 1126 E. 59th St. View Poster

“After the Vote: Challenges and Opportunities for a Two-State Sudan” - Rebecca Hamilton, author of “Fighting for Darfur”

Wednesday, Feb 23, 2011 5:30 – 7 pm Ida Noyes Hall, West Lounge, 1212 E. 59th Street View Poster

“Living Juárez: Collateral Damage in Mexico’s Drug War” - Film screening and discussion with Laura Carlsen, Director of the Americas Program of the Center for International Policy

Monday, Apr 4, 2011 6:30 – 8 pm Harper Memorial Library, Room 103, 1116 E. 59th Street View Poster

“Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples in the New Millennium” - Lecture series by Rodolfo Stavenhagen, Richard and Ann Pozen Visiting Professor in Human Rights, University of Chicago, Former UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2000 - 2008), and Professor Emeritus in Sociology, El Colegio de México

Wednesday, Apr 6 – 20, 2011 6 – 7:30 pm Social Science Research Building, Room 122, 1126 East 59th Street View Poster

Wednesday, April 6: “Are universal human rights for everybody? The Nation-State and the Vanishing Indians” Wednesday, April 13: “Anti-Colonialism and the Struggle for Indigenous Rights” Wednesday, April 20: “The Confessions of a Special Rapporteur: the United Nations and the Search for Justice”

"Inside the Hidden City: Photographs from Ciudad Oculta" - Exhibit and closing lecture

Thursday, Apr 7 – May 8, 2011 8 am – 5:30 pm Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave View Poster

May 6th: Closing Lecture and Reception with Jasmine Heiss, Former Human Rights Intern (AB ‘10), Fundación ph15; Mariela Szwarcberg, Postdoctoral Lecturer, Center for Latin American Studies

"The Die is Caste" – Film screening and discussion with director Ranjan Kamath

Friday, Apr 22, 2011 6 – 7:30 pm Foster Hall, Room 103, 1130 E 59th St View Poster

“A Film Unfinished” - Film Screening and Special Events with Director Yael Hersonski

Thursday, Apr 28 – 30, 2011 7 – 9:30 pm Max Palevsky Cinema, 1212 E. 59th St View Poster

APRIL 28: Free Film Screening Max Palevsky Cinema, 1212 E. 59th St. 7:00 pm APRIL 29: Workshop featuring Director Yael Hersonski Film Studies Center, Cobb Hall, Rm. 310, 5811 S. Ellis Ave. 10:30 am APRIL 30: The Silence of the Archive: Roundtable Discussion on "A Film Unfinished" Film Studies Center, Cobb Hall, Rm. 307, 5811 S. Ellis Ave. 8:00 pm

“The Arab Democratic Revolutions” - Rashid Khalidi, Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies, History, Columbia University

Friday, Apr 29, 2011 6:30 – 8 pm International House, Assembly Hall, 1414 E. 59th Street View Poster

"Corporate Social Responsibility: A New Business Framework for Human Rights" Symposium

Saturday, Apr 30, 2011 8 am – 6 pm International House, Assembly Hall, 1414 E. 59th Street View Poster

“Nuremberg: Its Lesson For Today” - Film Preview and Q&A with Sandra Schulberg, Film Restoration Producer, and Susanne Lüdemann, Professor of Germanic Studies, University of Chicago

Thursday, May 5, 2011 5 – 6:30 pm Max Palevsky Cinema, 1212 East 59th Street View Poster

"The Cruel Radiance: Photography and Political Violence" - Susie Linfield, Journalist and Professor, Director of Cultural Reporting and Criticism at New York University

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 5:30 – 7 pm Regenstein Library, S-118, 1100 E. 57th Street View Poster

"Understanding Human Rights" Seminar

Friday, May 20, 2011 10 am – 5 pm Gleacher Center, 450 N. Cityfront Plaza Drive View Poster

"Budrus" - Film Screening at Doc Films

Monday, Oct 3, 2011 9 – 10:30 pm Max Palevsky Cinema, 1212 East 59th Street View Poster

International House Global Voices Author Night Series, "Taking Liberties: The War on Terror and the Erosion of American Democracy" - Susan N. Herman, President, American Civil Liberties Union

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2011 6 – 7:30 pm International House, Assembly Hall, 1414 East 59th Street View Poster

Convening of Chicago Student Human Rights Network

Wednesday, Oct 12, 2011 6:30 – 8:30 pm DePaul University Downtown Campus, Lewis Center (Room 341), 25 East Jackson Blvd View Poster

"Human Rights - From Syria to Chicago" - Public Action and Panel Discussion

Tuesday, Oct 18, 2011 7 – 8:30 pm Harper Memorial Library, Room 130, 111 E. 59th Street View Poster

Panelists: Susan Gzesh, HRP; Debra Erenberg, Amnesty International; Noura Almasri and Alaa Basatneh, Syrian American Activists; Tio Hardiman, CeaseFire of Illinois

"Impunity and Cycles of Violence in Zimbabwe" - Farai Maguwu, Director, Center for Research and Development, Eastern Zimbabwe; Tiseke Kasambala, Senior Researcher, Human Rights Watch

Monday, Nov 7, 2011 4:30 – 6 pm Social Science Building, Room 201, 1126 East 59th Street View Poster

"The Ongoing Struggle for Land, Justice and Indigenous Rights in Guatemala" - Maria Choc, Indigenous Rights Activist

Thursday, Nov 10, 2011 3:30 – 4:30 pm Kelly Hall, Room 114, 5848 South University Avenue View Poster

"Humanitarian Action & Humanitarian Principles in Armed Conflict" - American Red Cross Undergraduate Workshop on International Humanitarian Law

Saturday, Nov 12 – 13, 2011 10 am – 4 pm Harper Memorial Library, Room 130, 1116 E. 59th Street View Poster

"NALACC National Tour: The Tragedy of Migrants in Transit from Central America-Mexico to the U.S."

Monday, Nov 21, 2011 12 – 2 pm OMSA Community Lounge, 5710 S. Woodlawn Ave View Poster

Panelists: Father Alejandro Solalinde; Cristian Pineda Flores, artist; Marcela Zamora, filmmaker