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 19, 2014
“30th Anniversary Celebration of the Human Rights Program”
Please join us to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Human Rights Program at Harvard Law School. The keynote speech will be given by Harold Koh, former Legal Adviser of the U.S. Department of State, and one of the country’s leading experts in public and private international law, national security law, and human rights. Details on panels and panelists here.
September 22, 2014
“Gaza, International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights”
Please join us for a panel discussion with Harvard faculty: Professor Duncan Kennedy, Harvard Law School; Professor Jennifer Leaning, Harvard School of Public Health; Naz Modirzadeh, Director, Program on International Law and Armed Conflict, Harvard Law School; and moderated by Bonnie Docherty, Senior Clinical Instructor, International Human Rights Clinic, Harvard Law School. This event is being co-sponsored by the Middle East Initiative at the Kennedy School.
September 25, 2014
“Film Screening: “After Tiller””
Please join us for a screening of the documentary “After Tiller,” about the lives of four doctors who continue to provide third-trimester abortions in the aftermath of the murder of their colleague, Kansas doctor George Tiller. The Women, Gender & Health Concentration at Harvard’s School of Public Health is screening the film, which will be followed by a panel discussion. The Human Rights Program is co-sponsoring this event.
September 30, 2014
“Apartheid of Ahmadis in Pakistan: A Talk by Pakistani Jurist Mujeeb-ur-Rahman”
Please join us for a discussion with renowned Pakistani jurist Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, who has been at the forefront of the struggle for religious liberty in Pakistan for five decades. Mr. Rahman has argued scores of human rights cases before the Pakistan Supreme Court, including Zaheeruddin v. State, which legitimized persecution of the Ahmadi Muslim minority by affirming the power of the state to legally define who may call him or herself a Muslim.