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. View videos from past events here.
October 28, 2014
“Inequalities in US and European schools 60 years after Brown: Common stories of Native Americans, African Americans, and Roma”
This event will reflect on the different forms of discrimination encountered by minority/marginalized children in schools in modern US and Europe, sixty years after the ruling of the historic case, Brown v. Board of Education. The panelists will discuss the cross-cutting causes and common concerns of marginalization across continents, with a focus on school segregation. They will look at the paths of segregating minority and/or indigenous children in schools and the impacts for children, families, peers and society.
HRP is co-sponsoring this event with Harvard University Native American Program; Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard School of Public Health; and Hutchins Center for African and African American Studies.
October 30, 2014
“The International Rule of Law Movement: A Crisis of Legitimacy and The Way Forward”
Please join us for a book talk by David Marshall, LLM ’02, editor of “The International Rule of Law Movement: A Crisis of Legitimacy and The Way Forward,” and Michael Woolcock, a contributor to the volume. Marshall is a former Visiting Fellow with the Human Rights Program, and currently the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights Focal Point for Rule of Law, Peacebuilding and South Sudan. Woolcock is Lead Social Development Specialist with the World Bank’s Development Research Group in Washington, D.C. and a Lecturer at the Harvard Kennedy School.
This event is being co-sponsored by the Harvard Law and International Development Society and the Harvard Human Rights Journal
October 31, 2014
“Post-Conflict Reconstruction: Rebuilding from Emergency to Development”
Please join the Harvard Law and International Development Society for its half-day symposium, “Post-Conflict Reconstruction: Rebuilding from Emergency to Development.” The event will feature lunch and a keynote by Donald Kaberuka, President of African Development Bank; a panel on “Driving Economic Growth and Building Institutions After Conflict” and another on “Developing Stability and Security: Post-Conflict Rule of Law and Justice Reform.”
November 07, 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.
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.