Conference Proceedings

You will find video of each conference session, courtesy of Donald Dodson, posted next to its place on the schedule below.

Friday, Dec 1, 2006

2:30–3:00 p.m. Registration
3:00 p.m.
Eidman Courtroom
UT Law School
Welcome from Deans and Directors
  • Larry Sager
    University of Texas School of Law
  • Jim Steinberg
    University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs
  • Bryan Roberts
    University of Texas Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies
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3:15–4:00 p.m.
Eidman Courtroom
UT Law School
Conference Introduction:
George Lister's Style
  • Karen Engle
    University of Texas School of Law
  • Tracy Wahl
    National Public Radio
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4–5:30 p.m.
Eidman Courtroom
UT Law School
Cold War Politics and Diplomacy: Social Democracy and Economic Development Before "Human Rights"
    Confirmed Participants:

  • Alvaro Santos (Chair)
    University of Texas School of Law
  • Elizabeth Borgwardt
    Washington University
  • William D. Rogers
    Kissinger Associates and Arnold & Porter LLP
  • Lars Schoultz
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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5:30–6:30 p.m.
Jamail Pavilion
UT Law School
Reception: A Toast to the Memory of George Lister
  • Tom Harkin
    United States Senator, Iowa
  • Don Fraser
    Former Member of Congress and Former Mayor of Minneapolis
  • Friends of George Lister
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7:00 p.m.
Downtown Austin
Dinner Discussion: Human Rights, Foreign Policy and the Role of Congress
(space is limited)
    Introductions

  • Bernard Rapoport

  • Speakers:

  • Tom Harkin
    United States Senator, Iowa
  • Don Fraser
    Former Member of Congress and Former Mayor of Minneapolis


  • Moderator:

  • Steve Inskeep
    National Public Radio
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Saturday, Dec 2, 2006

8:30–9:00 a.m.
Jamail Pavilion
UT Law School
Continental Breakfast
9–10:45 a.m.
Eidman Courtroom
UT School of Law
The Institutionalization of Human Rights: Congress and the State Department
    Confirmed Participants:

  • Alan Kuperman (Chair)
    University of Texas LBJ School of Public Affairs
  • Morton Halperin
    Open Society Institute
  • Grover Joseph Rees
    United States Department of State
  • John Salzberg
    Washington Interfaith Alliance for Middle East Peace
  • Ruth Wedgwood
    Johns Hopkins University
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10:45–11:00 a.m. Coffee Break
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Eidman Courtroom
UT School of Law
Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy: The Deployment of Human Rights (Focus on Latin America in 1970s and 80s)
    Confirmed Participants:

  • Gerald Torres (Chair)
    University of Texas School of Law
  • Joe Eldridge
    American University
  • Claudio Grossman
    American University Washington College of Law
  • Peter Kornbluh
    National Security Archive
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12:30–1:30 p.m.
Jamail Pavilion
UT Law School
Lunch (space is limited)
1:30–3:00 p.m.
Eidman Courtroom
UT School of Law
George Lister's Legacy, the Future of Human Rights and U.S. Foreign Policy
    Confirmed Participants:

  • Karen Engle (Chair)
    University of Texas School of Law
  • Arvonne Fraser
    University of Minnesota Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs
  • David Kennedy
    Harvard Law School
  • Karin Ryan
    The Carter Center
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3:15–4:30 p.m. Optional Tours of Benson Collection and LBJ Library
4:30–5:30 p.m. Living Newspaper Performance: "Got Rights?"
St. Stephens Troupe

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