Previous Symposia & Conferences Events

  1. This pop-up institute was an interdisciplinary and cross-campus initiative supported by the Office of the Vice President for Research. In engaging researchers from across the University of Texas campus, the initiative expanded the boundaries of its investigation into gendered and racialized economic, political, and legal structures that produce and sustain inequality and worker precarity.
  2. The symposium focused on Puerto Rico one year after Hurricane Maria and brought together scholars, activists, and artists from the island and the diaspora to reflect on how Maria and its aftermath affected their work.
  3. This event celebrated the launch of a digital archive featuring hundreds of documents that offer a glimpse into Michael Tigar’s multifaceted life as an activist, lawyer, and academic.
  4. This conference explored how the regulation of migration has often served complex political and economic agendas by reinforcing inequalities through imposed legal categories. Through immigration restrictions, governments have acted to exclude, control, and derive gain from groups of men and women who, driven by poverty, environmental degradation, violence, and repression, have sought to enter the borders they enforce.
  5. The Rapoport Center, the Latin America Regional Office of the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) and the Latin American Network on Extractive Industries (RLIE) co-organized a conference in Lima, Peru on natural resource governance, inequality and human rights.
  6. The conference will celebrate the transformative impact of Barbara Harlow’s scholarly and institutional commitments and imagine their future trajectories.
  7. This forum, organized by Native American and Indigenous Studies, will feature presentations by two high-profile indigenous leaders who have played an internationally and locally influential role in the struggles and advancement of indigenous self-determination.
  8. The third wave of democracy swept rapidly over Latin America, so that by the end of the twentieth century nearly the entire region was democratic. Since then, however, much of the democratic discontent in the region has centered on the weakness of these very same institutions. This workshop will use the combined experience of some of the best researchers on Latin American institutions to take a deeper look at the distance between the promise and the performance of these formal institutional innovations.
  9. Keynote speaker James King, a District of Columbia Public Defender, will discuss his experience as a top NFL draft pick falsely accused of murder.
  10. This symposium marks the 10-year anniversary of the implementation of the Secure Fence Act and it reflects on the potential expansion and hardening of the physical and political reality of the U.S. border wall. It is a follow-up to the first symposium organized by the Rapoport Center in 2010.
  11. The 16th Annual Sequels Symposium will address, through a series of interdisciplinary and cross-regional panels and papers, the spiraling crises – global, regional, national, and local – of precarity, security, and surveillance.
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