Human Rights Workshop Series

The University of Chicago is home to a vibrant community of scholars engaged in the study of human rights from a variety of disciplines. The Human Rights Workshop provides an interdisciplinary forum for faculty and graduate students to engage in serious discussions of new human rights scholarship. Workshops feature presentations of work-in-progress by faculty, graduate students, and guest speakers. Workshop sessions are offered every quarter and are open to faculty, students, and the public.

See past workshop presenters here.

Autumn Quarter 2015 Schedule

Wednesday, October 7 | 4:00-6:00pm
Location: John Hope Franklin Room, Social Sciences 224
"Teaching Human Rights"
4:00-4:30 Welcome Reception
4:30-6:00 Panel

A Panel Discussion with:
  Mark Bradley (Pozen Center Faculty Director, History)
  Ben Laurence (Pozen Center Board Member, Philosophy)
  Jennifer Pitts (Pozen Center Board Member, Political Science)
  Sonali Thakkar (Pozen Center Board Member, English)
  Adam Etinson (Pozen Center Lecturer in Human Rights, Philosophy)

Wednesday, October 21 | 4:30-6:00pm
Location: John Hope Franklin Room, Social Sciences 224
Vera Shikhelman (JSD Candidate, University of Chicago Law School)
"Geopolitics and Culture in the United Nations Human Rights Committee"

Monday, October 26 | 4:30-6:30 pm
Location: Wilder House
Robert Meister (History of Consciousness, University of California Santa Cruz)
"Is Justice an Option? Politics After Evil"
Co-Sponsored with 3CT

POSTPONED: Wednesday, November 11 | 4:30-6:00pm
Location: Pick Hall, Room 506
Joe Lubenow (PhD, Philosophy)
"Equal Human Rights"

Thursday, November 19 | 4:00-6:00pm
Location: John Hope Franklin Room, Social Sciences 224
Dan Knorr (PhD Student, History)
"Placing the American State in the Interior of China: The Jinan Missionary Case, 1881-1891"
Co-Sponsored with the East Asia Transregional Histories Workshop

Tuesday, December 1 | 4:30-6:00pm
Location: Cobb 107
Sonali Thakkar (English, University of Chicago)
"The Reeducation of Race: UNESCO's 1950 Statement on Race and the Remaking of Humanity"

For questions or to request papers, please contact:

Emma Stone Mackinnon
PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science
Human Rights Workshop Co-Coordinator

Lael Weinberger
PhD Student, Department of History
Human Rights Workshop Co-Coordinator