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 Colombia

Friday, Jan 13, 2017 12 – 2 pm More 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

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017 6 – 8 pm

Angela Garcia, an assistant professor in the School of Social Service Administration, and Executive Director Susan Gzesh discussed sanctuary cities.

America in the Trump Era: Immigration Executive Order

Thursday, Feb 9, 2017 2 – 4 pm Institute of Politics, 5707 S Woodlawn Ave

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

Friday, Mar 17, 2017 12 – 2 pm

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

Wednesday, Apr 12, 2017 12 – 2 pm

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

Tuesday, Apr 18, 2017 6 – 8 pm Weinberg/Newton Gallery , 688 N Milwaukee Ave

A panel discussion of human rights on Chicago's south side, considering dimensions of public health and safety, criminal justice, and creative expression.

Imagining Human Rights, at Weinberg/Newton Gallery

Thursday, May 18, 2017 6 – 8 pm Weinberg/Newton Gallery , 688 N Milwaukee Ave

A conversation with Mark Philip Bradley (Pozen Center Faculty Director) and Amber Ginsburg (Department of Visual Arts).

The Human Right to Dominate: A Conversation with Neve Gordon

Thursday, Nov 9, 2017 – Nov 9, 2018 2 – 4 pm More 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

Thursday, Nov 9, 2017 6 – 8 pm Seminary Co-Op Bookstore

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.