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.
May 03, 2016
Human Rights Program Symposium: Human Rights, Democracy, and Legitimacy in the 21st Century
The interdisciplinary symposium explores the linkages and tensions between human rights, democracy, and legitimacy in the destabilized world order of the 21st century.
9am – 5:30pm
Reception to follow.
Part I: The Assessment of Basic Concepts in a World of Disorder
Speakers include Professors Norman Daniels (HSPH), Richard Fallon (HLS), Wilfried Hinsch (Cologne University), Sheila Jasanoff (HKS), Frank Michelman (HLS), Samuel Moyn (HLS), Gerald Neuman (HLS), Mathias Risse (HKS), Thomas Scanlon (FAS), Cass Sunstein (HLS), and Jonathan Zittrain (HLS).
9:00 am – 1:15pm
Part II: Solutions for a World in Disorder?
Panel 1: New Actors, New Risks, New Legitimacy?
Panel 2: Challenges of Global Health Law
Panel 3: EU Law, Human Rights, and Immigration
Speakers include Professors Glenn Cohen (HLS), Tyler Giannini (HLS), Iris Goldner Lang (Zagreb University), Vlad Perju (Boston College), Silja Vöneky (Freiburg University), and Alicia Ely Yamin (HSPH).
For further details, see full program here.
Organized by Professor Silja Vöneky and Gerald Neuman. Sponsored by the Human Rights Program.