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.

Spring Quarter 2016 Schedule

Wednesday, April 6 | 4:30-6:00pm
Location: John Hope Franklin Room, Social Sciences 224
Duncan Kelly (Political Thought, University of Cambridge)
“Élie Halévy and the Intellectual History of the Great War”

Wednesday, April 13 | 4:30-6:00pm
Location: Pick 506
Giuliana Chamedes  (History, University of Wisconsin - Madison)
"The Pope vs. Wilson: The Great War and the Origins of Catholic Legal Internationalism, 1915-1918"

Wednesday, April 27 | 4:30-6:00pm
Location: Pick 506
Carly Bertrand (PhD Student, Comparative Human Development)
"'The House of Youth': The Role of Cultural Rights and Agency Within Human Rights Intervention"

Thursday, May 5 | Noon-1:20pm
Location: Pick 506
Alex Gourevitch (Political Science, Brown)
"Strikes, Force and Resistance to Oppression”

Thursday and Friday, May 19-20
Human Rights and Empire: A Graduate Student Conference
Keynote by Antony Anghie (University of Utah), Thursday, May 19, 4:30 pm
"Colonialism and the Future of Human Rights"
For more information and to register, visit the conference website

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