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.
November 07, 2014
“Law Not War”
Please join us for a talk by Benjamin Ferencz ’43, Chief Prosecutor in the Einsatzgruppen case, Nuremberg Tribunal. Beginning in 1945 with his prosecution of war criminals during the Nuremberg Tribunal, the work of Benjamin Ferencz has long focused on issues of international criminal justice and world peace. A strong supporter of the International Criminal Court, Mr. Ferencz advocates steps to replace the “rule of force with the rule of law.” On the occasion of his visit, Dean Minow will be awarding Mr. Ferencz with the HLS Medal of Freedom. The Medal of Freedom is the highest honor conferred at the Law School and was established to commemorate the achievements of individuals who have worked to uphold the legal system’s fundamental commitment to freedom, justice, and equality.
November 08, 2014
“Film Screening and Panel Discussion: “Watchers of the Sky””
Please join us for a screening of “Watchers of the Sky,” the award-winning film chronicling the forgotten and important life of Raphael Lemkin, the Polish Jew who created the word “genocide.” The film was inspired by Samantha Power’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “A Problem from Hell,” which highly praised Lemkin for his seminal contribution to international law. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Martha Minow, Harvard Law School Dean, with Director Edet Belzberg and HLS professors Alex Whiting and Sam Moyn. This event is being co-presented with the Boston Jewish Film Festival, and co-sponsored by the Harvard Kennedy School Center for Public Leadership Gleitsman Program in Leadership for Social Change, and the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University.