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. 



"Eslanda: The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson” lecture by Barbara Ransby with commentary by Cathy Cohen

Thursday, Jan 16, 2014 12 – 2 pm

Lecture Series—Human Rights: Past & Present

Thursday, Feb 13 – Apr 1, 2014 12 – 6 pm View Poster

February 13, 2014 – “Reclaiming American Virtue: The Human Rights Revolution of the 1970s” lecture by Barbara Keys February 25, 2014 – “Evil Men” lecture by James Dawes April 1, 2014 – “The Endtimes of Human Rights” lecture by Stephen Hopgood

"Seize the Little Moment: How International Human Rights has Illuminated 8th Amendment Youth Justice in the United States"lecture by Bernardine Dohrn with commentary by Randolph Stone

Thursday, Feb 20, 2014 5 – 6:30 pm Social Sciences Research Building, 1126 E 59th St View Poster

"Law in a Time of Cholera: The Failure of the United Nations in Haiti” panel featuring Pierre Paul, MD, Brian Concannon and Brian Citro

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014 12 – 2 pm

“Cholera in Haiti: Intersection of Public Health and Global Humanitarian Intervention” panel featuring Pierre Paul, MD, Brian Concannon and Evan Lyon, MD

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014 12 – 2 pm Biological Sciences Learning Center, 924 E 57th St View Poster

“HIV in China: Lessons and Challenges” Symposium

Thursday, Feb 27, 2014 12 – 2 pm Classics 110, 1010 E 59th St View Poster

“Regulation of Sexual and Reproductive Health and the Right to Health and Human Dignity” panel featuring Mihir Mankad, Brian Citro, Claire McKinney, and Brandon Hill

Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014 12 – 2 pm

“When the Levees Broke: A History of Un-civil Rights in America” lecture by Carol Anderson

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014 12 – 2 pm

2014 Kirschner Memorial Human Rights Lecture: "Health and Human Rights: Lessons from Haiti and Rwanda” by Paul Farmer, MD, PhD

Thursday, Jun 5, 2014 6:30 – 8 pm International House Assembly Hall, 1414 E 59th St View Poster

Paul Farmer is a physician and anthropologist who works and writes on health, human rights, and the consequences of social inequality. He will reflect on his experienceworking in Haiti, the only republic to arise from a successful slave revolt, and in Rwanda, now twenty years past the genocide.

Is Health Care a Human Right?

Friday, Oct 10 – 11, 2014 12 – 12 pm Quadrangle Club, 1155 E 57th St View Poster

"Is Health Care a Human Right?" This two-day symposium, presented by the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Societyand the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights, brought interdisciplinary scholars together to ask first whether there is a human right to healthcare. Symposium participants explords how to define a right to healthcare and then who has the obligation to provide and protect this right. Organized by UChicago Professor Daniel Brudney.

Teaching Human Rights in Global Medical Education: Workshop and Film Screening

Monday, Oct 13, 2014 9 am – 12 pm View Poster

"Teaching Human Rights in Global Medical Education Workshop and Film Screening" workshop presented by Evan Lyon, MD and Renslow Sherer, MD, followed by a screening of Mozayik and a discussion with Augustin Mona.

Commemorating El Mozote

Thursday, Oct 23 – Nov 1, 2014 12 – 8 pm Logan Center for the Arts, 901 E 60th St View Poster

"Commemorating El Mozote at the University of Chicago," presented by the Pozen Family Center for Human Rights, Chicago Presents!, the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, and the Center for Latin American Studies, support from the family of the late Dr. Robert H. Kirschner October 23, 2014 :"Photographers and Human Rights: A lunchtime discussion with photographer Susan Meiselas" October 30, 2014: WBEZ Interview about El Mozote featuring Oscar Chacon (National Association for Latin American and Caribbean Communities), Eric Stover (UC Berkeley), and Susan Gzesh (Pozen Family Center for Human Rights) November 1, 2014: "Lessons from El Mozote: A pre-concert roundtable" panel discussion with Oscar Chacon, Joaquin Chavez (University of Illinois-Chicago), and Eric Stover, moderated by Susan Gzesh November 1, 2014: Haunt of Last Nightfall performed by Third Coast Percussion, composed by David Little, followed by a discussion with composer and performers