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.
The Path to Peace for ColombiaMore info here.
The two-panel conference brought together top-level journalists, scholars, and policymakers with students and faculty to discuss perspectives regarding the path to peace for Colombia as the negotiations are now coming to an end.
Sanctuary Cities and Campuses: Examining Policies and Practices with Angela Garcia and Susan Gzesh
Angela Garcia, an assistant professor in the School of Social Service Administration, and Executive Director Susan Gzesh discussed sanctuary cities.
Human Rights in Practice Internship Symposium
The symposium offered the 2016 human rights interns the opportunity to reflect on their experiences. Keynote speaker and program alumnus Indivar Dutta-Gupta offered the keynote address, reflecting on his experience as a Human Rights intern and how that experience has shaped his career.
America in the Trump Era: Immigration Executive Order
Susan Gzesh (Pozen Center Executive Director) and Aziz Huq (Frank and Bernice J. Greenberg Professor of Law) discussed the Executive Order 13769 at the Institute of Politics.
Meeting with Mexican Civil Society Delegation
This meeting gathered attorneys from Mexico and the US to discuss the landscape of migration in light of the policies and priorities of the Trump administration.
Histories of Dissent across the US, Soviet Union, and Czechoslovakia
A workshop and exchange featuring papers by Benjamin Nathans (Associate Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania) and Brian Goodman (Pozen Center Postdoctoral Instructor).
Human Rights on the South Side, panel discussion at Weinberg/Newton Gallery
A panel discussion of human rights on Chicago's south side, considering dimensions of public health and safety, criminal justice, and creative expression.
What is an Artistic Practice of Human Rights?
A multi-day summit composed of a group of distinguished international artists proposed, examined, and challenged the ways in which creative cultural resistance can broaden our collective understanding of human rights.
Imagining Human Rights, at Weinberg/Newton Gallery
A conversation with Mark Philip Bradley (Pozen Center Faculty Director) and Amber Ginsburg (Department of Visual Arts).
2017 Robert H. Kirschner, MD, Human Rights Memorial Lecture with David Cole
This annual lecture series honors the life and work of Robert H. Kirschner, MD, noted forensic pathologist and a founder of the Human Rights Program. David Cole, National Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union. The 2017 Kirschner Lecture was co-sponsored by the University of Chicago Institute of Politics and the International House Global Voices Program, and recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).
The Human Right to Dominate: A Conversation with Neve GordonMore info here.
Neve Gordon, professor of political science at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev spoke on the subject of his recent book, The Human Right to Dominate. At the turn of the new millennium, he argued, a new phenomenon has emerged: conservatives who just decades before had rejected the expanding human rights culture began to embrace human rights in order to advance their own political goals. Gordon spoke on how human rights—generally conceived as a counterhegemonic instrument for righting historical injustices—are being deployed to subjugate the weak and legitimize domination.
Living and Dying on the Migrant Trail: Book Lunch with Jason De León
Held at the Seminary Co-op, Jason De León was in conversation with Susan Gzesh on his new book Land of Open Graves: Living and Dying on the Migrant Trail. De León is a 2017 MacArthur ‘Genius’ Fellow and an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Michigan, where he is also the director of the Undocumented Migration Project. De León visited campus as a part of the Pozen Center’s Residencies Project.