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.
September 29, 2016
Henry Steiner’s “Eyeing the World”
The Harvard Law School Library staff invite you to attend a talk and discussion about a recently published photography book, “Eyeing the World,” by Henry J. Steiner, Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Professor of Law, Emeritus, and founder of the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School. The book talk and discussion will include commentary by Duncan Kennedy, Carter Professor of General Jurisprudence, Emeritus, Harvard Law School.
Copies of “Eyeing the World” will be available for sale and Professor Steiner will be available for signing books at the end of his talk.
October 12, 2016
Reflections on the Colombian Peace Process
October 20, 2016
Climate Change Displacement: A Conversation with Mary Robinson
Please join us for a conversation between Mary Robinson, first woman President of Ireland, and the current UN Special Envoy on El Niño and Climate, and Martha Minow, Dean, Harvard Law School, on the topic of climate change, human rights and displacement. Ms. Robinson is formerly the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights, as well as the former UN Special Envoy on Climate Change.
This conversation is part of a three-day conference sponsored by the International Human Rights Clinic, the Emmett Environmental Law and Policy Clinic and the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic examining challenges of climate change, human rights, and displacement, and efforts to address this emerging crisis in the wake of the Paris COP 21 agreement.
October 21, 2016
Climate Change Displacement: Finding Solutions to an Emerging Crisis
Please join us for a panel examining challenges at the intersection of climate change, human rights and displacement. This panel will bring together experts from around the world to explore governance questions around the displacement crisis in four contexts- Somalia, Mexico and Central America, Alaskan villages and U.S. East Coast cities- with an eye towards finding solutions.
This panel is part of a three-day conference sponsored by the International Human Rights Clinic, the Emmett Environmental Law and Policy Clinic, and the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic.
October 25, 2016
The Importance of Institutional Design in Governing Transnational Corporations
Please join us for a brown bag lunch discussion with Human Rights Program Research Fellow and S.J.D. candidate Deval Desai, on regulating transnational corporations. Drawing on his research in northern Uganda and Sierra Leone, Deval will examine the pitfalls of evidence-based approaches to the governance of transnational corporations, recast this governance challenge in terms of institutional design, and consider the lessons that human rights law might offer. Deval is also Fellow-in-Residence at the Institute of Global Law and Policy, and previously worked at the World Bank and UN as a rule of law reform expert in Nigera, Cameroon, Sierra Leone and Uganda.