The Human Rights Program organizes dozens of events annually, ranging from formal lectures to brown bag lunches to workshops and panels. Speakers include advocates, scholars, government officials, community leaders, and policymakers. We often collaborate with students groups and other schools and programs on campus to sponsor events.

March 01, 2017

Shifting grounds in international human rights

When: 12:00- 1:00 p.m.

Where: WCC 3016

Please join the Human Rights Program for a panel discussion on how the international human rights landscape has changed since President Trump took office. HRP’s resident scholars and advocates will examine the question: what impact is the change of administration having on the work of international human rights scholars, lawyers, and activists working internationally? Panelists will address a range of topics, including women’s rights, LGBTQI rights, and the rights of religious minorities, and examine these issues in contexts where human rights are already under threat, such as Myanmar and the Middle East.

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March 09, 2017

Screening and Discussion of “What Tomorrow Brings”

When: 5:00- 7:00 p.m.

Where: WCC 1023

Please join us for a screening of “What Tomorrow Brings,” the third in a film series presented by Islamic Legal Studies: Law and Social Change about women, rights, and activism in the Muslim world. The documentary explores how, in the remote, conservative Afghan village of Deh Subz, the very first girls’ school opens across the street from an all boys’ madrassa, challenging centuries-old social traditions against the backdrop of the U.S. withdrawal from the war on terror.

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March 23, 2017

Screening and Discussion of “A Separation”

When: 5:00- 7:00 p.m.

Where: WCC 1023

Please join us for a screening of “A Separation,” a compelling drama set in contemporary Iran about the dissolution of a marriage.

The screening is the fourth in a film series presented by Islamic Legal Studies: Law and Social Change about women, rights, and activism in the Muslim world. HRP is co-sponsoring the series, which showcases films that highlight women’s struggles, conflicts, and triumphs across the region. The films cover a broad range of themes, including political and social activism, marriage, divorce, education, and sports.

Each screening is followed by a discussion led by a guest who is either the filmmaker or an expert in the relevant theme.

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March 27, 2017

What Islam, Whose Islam? The Struggle for Women’s Right to Equality and Justice in Muslim Contexts

When: 12:00- 1:00 p.m.

Where: WCC B015

Please join us for a talk by Zainah Anwar, of Musawah, who will speak on the challenges faced by women’s groups living in Muslim contexts and their struggle to reform laws and practices made in the name of Islam that discriminate against women. She will share the initiatives of activists and scholars who are engaged in the production of new feminist and rights-based knowledge in Islam, and their efforts at creating a public voice at the national and international levels,  pushing for the possibility and necessity of reform to uphold the principles of equality and justice.

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March 29, 2017

A talk by Wojciech Sadurski

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Please join us for a talk by Wojciech Sadurski, a Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School, as well as the Challis Professor in Jurisprudence at the University of Sydney Law School and a Professor at the University of Warsaw, Centre for Europe. His interests include jurisprudence, legal theory, philosophy of law, political philosophy, constitutional theory, and comparative constitutionalism. His most recent books include “Constitutionalism and the Enlargement of Europe,” “Equality and Legitimacy,” and “Rights before Courts.”

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April 13, 2017

Screening and Discussion of “Private Revolutions: Young, Female, Egyptian”

When: 5:00- 7:00 p.m.

Where: Pound 101

Please join us for a screening of “Private Revolutions: Young, Female, Egyptian”, a documentary that chronicles over two years the lives of four young Egyptian women from various social backgrounds who are fighting for their rights and for change after the revolution.

The screening is the fourth in a film series presented by Islamic Legal Studies: Law and Social Change about women, rights, and activism in the Muslim world. HRP is co-sponsoring the series, which showcases films that highlight women’s struggles, conflicts, and triumphs across the region. The films cover a broad range of themes, including political and social activism, marriage, divorce, education, and sports.

Each screening is followed by a discussion led by a guest who is either the filmmaker or an expert in the relevant theme.

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