Previous Colloquia Events

  1. The Future of Labor Rights in Trade Agreements

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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.
  2. Delimiting Precarity: Labor Migration, Degrees of Privilege, and the Politics of Hope in Turkey

    Speaker:
    • Ayşe Parla 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.
  3. Dying for a Living: Economic and Moral Restructuring in a French Factory

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  4. Immigration and the Future of American Families

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    • Ai-jen Poo 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.
  5. Modern Slavery, Unfree Labour and Migrants’ Rights

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  6. Rethinking the Future of Work: Law, Technology, and Economic Citizenship

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  7. Unsustainable International Law: Transnational Resource Extraction and Violence Against Women

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  8. Using Ghana’s Oil Wealth to Promote Social Rights: A Vanishing Dream?

    Speakers:
    • Lucie E. White Louis A. Horvitz Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
    • William E. Forbath Lloyd M. Bentsen Chair in Law & Associate Dean for Research, Texas Law
  9. Extraction, Indigenous Rights and Prior Consent

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  10. The Exploitation Bias in the Transnational Law of Natural Resource Extraction

    Speaker:
    • Isabel Feichtner Assistant Professor of Law and Economics, Goethe University, Frankfurt
  11. Extractive Industries and Inequality: Intersections of Environmental Law, Human Rights and Environmental Justice

    Speaker:
    • Sumudu Atapattu Director of Research Centers and Senior Lecturer, University of Wisconsin Law School
  12. Sustainable Development Goals: A Course Correction?

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  13. This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate

    Speaker:
    • Naomi Klein Journalist and Syndicated Columnist, The New York Times; Author
  14. Right to Development After the Collapse of Development

    Speaker:
    • Balakrishnan Rajagopal Associate Professor of Law and Development and Founding Director of the Program on Human Rights and Justice, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  15. Croesus’ World: Human Rights in the Age of Inequality

    Speaker:
    • Samuel Moyn Professor of Law and History, Harvard University
  16. A New Greek Tragedy?: Inequality, Human Rights and Democracy

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  17. Nutrition, Gender and Food Security in Africa

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  18. Bioethics and Human Rights: Can Human Rights Survive the Posthuman?

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    • George Annas William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Law, Bioethics & Human Rights, Boston University School of Public Health
  19. What is (a) Life Worth? Genealogy and Anthropology of Inequality

    Speaker:
    • Didier Fassin James D. Wolfensohn Professor of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study
  20. Sexual and Reproductive Health: Inequality and Human Rights

    Speaker:
    • Sofia Gruskin Director, Program on Global Health & Human Rights and Professor of Preventive Medicine and Professor of Law, University of Southern California
  21. Recognizing Social Determinants of Health, Combating Health Disparities

    Speakers:
    • Lovell Jones Professor Emeritus, UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and UT Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
    • Mitchell Katz Director, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services
  22. Approaches to Labor Rights

    Speakers:
    • Kerry Rittich Professor, Faculty of Law and the Women's and Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto
    • Mitchel Lasser Jack G. Clarke Professor of Law and Director of Graduate Studies, Cornell Law School
  23. Approaches to Universal Jurisdiction

    Speakers:
    • Michael Tigar Emeritus Professor of the Practice of Law, Duke Law School, and Professor Emeritus of Law, Washington College of Law, American University
    • Juan Garcés Spanish Attorney, Lead Counsel in criminal case against Augusto Pinochet in Spain
  24. Approaches to Employment Discrimination

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  25. Approaches to Religious Freedom and Secularism

    Speakers:
    • Sonia Dayan-Herzbrun Professor Emeritus of Social Sciences, University Paris Diderot-Paris 7
    • Hilal Elver 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
    • Richard Falk Albert G. Milbank Professor of International Law and Practice, Emeritus, Princeton University; Distinguished Visiting Professor in Global & International Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara
  26. Approaches to Race, Citizenship and Immigration

    Speakers:
    • Liz Fekete Executive Director, Institute of Race Relations
    • Leti Volpp Robert D. and Leslie Kay Raven Professor of Law in Access to Justice, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
  27. Approaches to Counter-terrorism

    Speakers:
    • Fionnuala Ní Aoláin Dorsey & Whitney Chair in Law, University of Minnesota Law School, and Professor of Law, Transitional Justice Institute, University of Ulster
    • Aziz Rana Associate Professor of Law, Cornell University Law School