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Welcome to the Rapoport Center

The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice serves as a focal point for critical, interdisciplinary analysis and practice of human rights and social justice. We invite you to explore this site to learn more about our work at the intersection of academics and advocacy.

Upcoming Events

  • Screening of “13th” and Post-Film Discussion

    A screening of the Netflix original documentary "13th" with a post-film discussion led by Texas Law faculty Jennifer Laurin and Jordan Steiker. Pizza provided.
  • How Human Rights Issues Impact All International Practices

    This panel will discuss current international human rights issues and the important impacts of these issues on all aspects of today's international law practice.  
  • Certifying Human Rights in Global Supply Chains

    This workshop and public forum will explore global supply chains and the possibilities and limitations of third-party certification schemes for the realization and enforcement of human rights.
  • The First Decade of the U.S.-Mexico Border Fence

    This symposium will mark the 10-year anniversary of the U.S.-Mexico border fence, and also reflect on the potential "hardening" of the fence into a wall. It is a follow-up scholarly reflection and conversation that builds from the first symposium organized by the Rapoport Center in 2010.

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In Memoriam: Barbara Harlow (1948-2017)

It is with profound sadness that we share news that our friend and colleague Barbara Harlow, Louann and Larry Temple Centennial Professor of English Literature, passed away Saturday, January 28th.

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