Upcoming Colloquia Events

  1. This event will feature Dr. Julia Dehm, Senior Lecturer at the La Trobe Law School, who will discuss reparations and historical responsibility in the international climate regime.
  2. This event will feature Dr. Shafqat Hussain, George and Martha Kellner Chair in South Asian Studies at Trinity College, who will discuss livestock insurance, justice, and policymaking in snow leopard conservation in Northern Pakistan.
  3. Indigenous scholar and Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto Dr. Heather Dorries will discuss the conflicting and contradictory nature of park management in Toronto, focusing on the ways park management has become part of the City of Toronto’s Reconciliation Action Plan and the ways the City has violently cleared parks of homeless encampments.
  4. This roundtable will feature Dr. Raj Patel and Dr. Erin Lentz of the LBJ School of Public Affairs, Dr. Alex Racelis of UTRGV, Carolina Mueller of the National Young Farmers Coalition, and Doris Brown and Ben Hirsch of West Street Recovery (Houston).
  5. Dr. Alex Nading, professor of medical and environmental anthropology at Cornell University, will discuss heat, policy, and law in Nicaragua.

Previous Colloquia Events

  1. This roundtable discussion, the first event in our Spring 2023 Cultures of Environmental Justice colloquium and co-sponsored by Planet Texas 2050, will feature local activists and organizations discussing the ongoing justice implications of Winter Storm Uri.
  2. Participants considered the past, present, and future of work and livelihoods to generate much-needed responses that can productively confront uneven power relations and entrenched forms of racialized and gendered economic marginality.
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    • Manley O. Hudson Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Institute for Global Law and Policy, Harvard Law School
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    • Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography, University of Washington
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    • Professor and Chair of the Department of Sociology, University of Virginia
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    • Associate Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity, Founding Director of the Center for Latinx and Latin American Studies, University of Southern California
    Respondent: Sharmila Rudrappa, Professor of Sociology, Director of the South Asia Institute, University of Texas at Austin
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    • Professor of Law, Canada Research Chair in Transnational Labor Law and Development, McGill University
    Respondent: Bedour Alagraa, Assistant Professor of African and African Diaspora Studies, University of Texas at Austin
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    Respondent: Erik Encarnacion, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Texas at Austin
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    • Postdoctoral Researcher, Humboldt University, Berlin
    Respondent: Ann Huff Stevens, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, David Bruton Jr. Regents Chair in Liberal Arts in the Department of Economics, UT Austin
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    • Jonas Robitscher Professor of Law, Emory University
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    • Associate Professor of Practice, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University
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    • Professor of Law and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Northeastern University
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    • Associate Professor of Law, Tel-Aviv University
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    • Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago
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    • Executive Director, Center for Economic and Social Rights
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    • Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Program on the Corporation, Law and Global Society, Northeastern University
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    Santos will be presenting his latest work, “Lessons from the TPP and the Future of Labor Chapters in Trade Agreements.” His piece uses the failure of the Trans-Pacific Partnership to think through the merits of traditional “trade-labor” linkages, and explores various ways to “retool” the global economic regime to address broader distributive concerns and ameliorate the ill-effects of trade liberalization on labor, such as job losses and wage declines.
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    • Associate Professor of Anthropology, Sabanci Universitesi, Istanbul; Visitor, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
    Based on long-term ethnographic research in Turkey among ethnically Turkish labor migrants from Bulgaria, Parla’s presentation will inquire into the appeal and limits of the term “precarity,” an increasingly ubiquitous designation to refer to a generalized condition of insecurity and vulnerability.
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    • National Domestic Workers Alliance, Caring Across Generations
    The Rapoport Center and the Rothko Chapel are pleased to announce that labor organizer, author, and activist Ai-jen Poo will headline the third Frances Tarlton “Sissy” Farenthold Endowed Lecture in Peace, Social Justice and Human Rights.
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    • Louis A. Horvitz Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
    • Lloyd M. Bentsen Chair in Law & Associate Dean for Research, Texas Law
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    • Assistant Professor of Law and Economics, Goethe University, Frankfurt
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    • Director of Research Centers and Senior Lecturer, University of Wisconsin Law School
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    • Journalist and Syndicated Columnist, The New York Times; Author
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    • Associate Professor of Law and Development and Founding Director of the Program on Human Rights and Justice, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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    • Professor of Law and History, Harvard University
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    • William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Law, Bioethics & Human Rights, Boston University School of Public Health
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    • James D. Wolfensohn Professor of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study
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    • Director, Program on Global Health & Human Rights and Professor of Preventive Medicine and Professor of Law, University of Southern California
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    • Professor Emeritus, UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and UT Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
    • Director, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services
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    • Professor, Faculty of Law and the Women's and Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto
    • Jack G. Clarke Professor of Law and Director of Graduate Studies, Cornell Law School
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    • Professor Emeritus of Social Sciences, University Paris Diderot-Paris 7
    • Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights; Research Professor and Co-Director of the Project on Global Climate Change, Human Security, and Democracy, Orfalea Center, University of California, Santa Barbara
    • Albert G. Milbank Professor of International Law and Practice, Emeritus, Princeton University; Distinguished Visiting Professor in Global & International Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara
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    • Executive Director, Institute of Race Relations
    • Robert D. and Leslie Kay Raven Professor of Law in Access to Justice, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
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    • Dorsey & Whitney Chair in Law, University of Minnesota Law School, and Professor of Law, Transitional Justice Institute, University of Ulster
    • Associate Professor of Law, Cornell University Law School