Upcoming Events

  1. 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.
  2. 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.  
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Previous Events

  1. Security, Precarity, Surveillance

    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.
  2. Fighting Organized and Environmental Crime in Central America: Unraveling Structural Conditions and Policy Limitations

    Speaker:
    • Mark Ungar Professor of Political Science, Brooklyn College and Graduate Center; Doctoral Program in Criminal Justice, Graduate Center, City University of New York
  3. A Performance of “Crawling with Monsters”

    Professor Wiley and student performers from both sides of the US/Mexico border will present an abridged (25 minute) version of Crawling with Monsters which explores the lived realities of children growing up in gang held territories.
  4. Large-scale Irregular Migration from Turkey: What was Going on There?

    Speaker:
    • Franck Düvell Associate Professor and Senior Researcher, Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), University of Oxford
    In 2015, about 850,00 people, a quarter of all arrivals in Turkey, moved on irregularly to the EU. This represents a sudden change from 2014, when only 51,000 people left Turkey for the EU. What was going in Turkey in 2015 that can explain these processes?
  5. Mediterranean Migration Crisis: Trajectories, Journeys and Hubs

    Speaker:
    • Franck Düvell Associate Professor and Senior Researcher, Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), University of Oxford
    Policy debates and media coverage during the migration ‘crisis’ gave a misleading impression of a linear, uninterrupted flow of people towards Europe. Instead, research found that this migration was the result of a temporary merger of diverse migrations of a huge range of people along many routes.
  6. Defending Rights in Post-Election America: What Now?

    Join us for an informal conversation with clinical faculty, staff, and students about defending rights (civil, environmental, human, immigrant, worker, etc.) in a post-election landscape. Free pizza. All are welcome.
  7. Unsustainable Internation 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 Associate Dean for Research & Lloyd M. Bentsen Chair in Law, Texas Law
  9. Writers from the South in the North

  10. Environmental Martyrdom & Defenders of the Forest

    Speaker:
    • Rob Nixon Thomas A. and Currie C. Barron Family Professorship in Humanities and Environment, Princeton University
  11. The Anthropocene: The Promise & Pitfalls of an Epochal Idea

    Speaker:
    • Rob Nixon Thomas A. and Currie C. Barron Family Professorship in Humanities and Environment, Princeton University
  12. Building a Lasting Territorial Peace in Colombia

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  13. Extraction, Indigenous Rights and Prior Consent

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  14. Film Screening: Under the Stack

    Meet the directors and join us for a screening and discussion of the documentary film "Under the Stack," which examines the experiences and struggles of communities with prolonged relationships with the American Smelting and Refining Company.
  15. The Recognition Gap: Why Labels Matter in Human Rights Protection

    Speaker:
    • Stacy Kosko Assistant Research Professor & Associate Director, Minor in International Development and Conflict Management, University of Maryland
    Professor Kosko will discuss how the formal categorizing of different types of ethnocultural minorities affects how international human rights law can protect them.
  16. The Exploitation Bias in the Transnational Law of Natural Resource Extraction

    Speaker:
    • Isabel Feichtner Assistant Professor of Law and Economics, Goethe University, Frankfurt
  17. Guatemalan Women Healing Toward Justice: The Sepur Zarco Case

    Speaker:
    • Maudí Tzay Alliance to Break the Silence and End Impunity
    Please join us for a talk on the recent landmark case that tried crimes against humanity for sexual violence and sexual and domestic slavery committed against Q’eqchí women at Sepur Zarco military base in Guatemala. Light lunch provided.
  18. Yes Justice, Yes Peace: The Role of Art in Confronting Inequality

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    The 2nd Annual Sissy Farenthold Endowed Lecture explored the intersection of the arts and human rights, and the need for artists and non-artists alike to engage more fully with the power of artistic expression in the instigation of social change. Mr. Walker was in conversation with bestselling author, curator, and professor Sarah Lewis.
  19. Digital Archaeology: Tools for Truth and Justice in the Wake of El Salvador’s Amnesty Law?

    Speaker:
    • Angelina Godoy Helen H. Jackson Endowed Chair in Human Rights and Director of the Center for Human Rights, University of Washington
    As part of LLILAS Benson's “Digital Scholarship in the Americas” speaker series, Angelina Godoy discusses the amnesty law in El Salvador, examining the possible role of digital archaeology in the pursuit of truth and justice there.
  20. 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
  21. Rival Kurdish Movements in Turkey: Transforming Ethnic Conflict

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    As part of the Turkish Ottoman Lecture Series, Dr. Gurbuz will present the situation of the Kurds in Turkey as a case study for attempting to understand the conditions that foster nonviolent civic engagement in emerging civil societies.
  22. Texas Justice Initiative Launch

    Join us to learn more about the Texas Justice Initiative and how it can be a resource to you in your work! Mingle with other people interested in criminal justice reform, with light food and drink provided.
  23. Human Rights Internship Info Session

    Thinking about a human rights internship? The Rapoport Center and the Human Rights Law Society invite you to an info session on how you can find and fund internships with human rights organizations here in the US and around the world. Free pizza!
  24. Global Struggles, Local Battlegrounds: A Panel on Human Rights as Civil Rights at the State and Local Level

    Speakers:
    • Aimee Arrambide Program Manager and Reproductive Rights Policy Specialist, Public Leadership Institute
    • Ariel Dulitzky Clinical Professor and Director, Human Rights Clinic
    • Celia Israel Texas State Representative
    This panel will discuss how human rights are codified at the local and state level in Texas.
  25. Human Rights Awareness Day

  26. Remembering Violence and the Violence of Remembering

    Speaker:
    • Khatharya Um Associate Professor of Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies, University of California, Berkeley
    Professor Khatharya Um will discuss her recent book From the Land of Shadows (NYU Press, 2015), which examines the factors and conditions that produced the genocidal outcome in Cambodia, as well as the struggle of Cambodians, both in Cambodia and in the diaspora, to live with and transcend this historical trauma in the aftermath.
  27. Inequality & Human Rights

    This conference considered whether international human rights law, movements, and discourses have, could or should engage with the problem of economic inequality nationally or internationally.
  28. Personal Injury Law and International Human Rights: Litigating Toxic Injustices

    Speaker:
    • Scott Hendler Attorney and Counselor at Law, Hendler Lyons Flores
    Austin attorney Scott Hendler will talk about his experience litigating against American corporations on behalf of Central American agricultural workers.
  29. Certifiably Fair: Can Consumers Monitor Human Rights?

    Speakers:
    • José Aylwin Adjunct Professor, Universidad Austral de Chile School of Law; Co-Director, Observatorio Ciudadano (Citizens’ Watch)
    • Jessica Champagne Director of Research and Advocacy, Worker Rights Consortium
    • Michael E. Conroy Co-founder of Colibrí Consulting – Certification for Sustainable Development
    • Julia Dehm Postdoctoral Fellow
    • Sean Sellers Co-founder and Senior Investigator, Fair Food Standards Council
    The roundtable will consider the possibilities and limitations of various forms of certification regimes for the realization, enforcement and governance of human rights.
  30. Policing the Police: the Federal Government’s Role in Reforming Police Practices

    Speaker:
    • Christy E. Lopez Deputy Chief, Special Litigation Section, Justice Department Civil Rights Division
    Please join us for a talk by Christy Lopez, a national expert on policing who led the DOJ’s investigation of the Ferguson, Missouri, police department.
  31. Rights, Conflict & Crises

    Speaker:
    • Hina Jilani Advocate of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, Human Rights Activist
  32. Sustainable Development Goals: A Course Correction?

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  33. This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate

    Speaker:
    • Naomi Klein Journalist and Syndicated Columnist, The New York Times; Author
  34. Rights, Resources, Territory: The Struggles of the Garifuna and Lenca in Honduras

    Speakers:
    • Berta Cáceres Coordinator, Council of Indigenous and Popular Organizations of Honduras (COPINH)
    • Miriam Miranda Chamorro Executive Director, The Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras (OFRANEH)
    A Dialogue with the 2015 Rothko Chapel Óscar Romero Award Recipients
  35. 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
  36. Spiraling Down: Human Rights, Endless War

    Speaker:
    • Mark Danner Chancellor’s Professor of English and Journalism, UC Berkeley and James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and Humanities, Bard College
    Inaugural Frances Tarlton “Sissy” Farenthold Endowed Lecture in Peace, Social Justice and Human Rights.
  37. Croesus’ World: Human Rights in the Age of Inequality

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

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  39. Frances T. “Sissy” Farenthold: A Noble Citizen

    This conference considered from both an historical and contemporary perspective many of the issues to which Farenthold has dedicated her life, from political campaigns to international advocacy.
  40. The Arab Upheaval: Roots, Dynamics, and Prospects

    Speaker:
    • Gilbert Achcar Professor of Development Studies and International Relations, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
  41. Battling for Immigrants’ Rights: Litigation, Advocacy, and Government Service

    Speaker:
    • Lucas Guttentag Senior Counselor to the Director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security (
  42. The Ideological Origins of the Dirty War: Fascism, Populism, and Dictatorship in Twentieth-Century Argentina

    Speaker:
    • Federico Finchelstein Associate Professor of History, Chair of the Historical Studies Department, and Director of The Janey Program in Latin American Studies, The New School for Social Research
  43. The Armenian Genocide and Modernity

    Speaker:
    • Peter Balakian Donald M. and Constance H. Rebar Professor of the Humanities; Professor of English and Director of Creative Writing, Colgate University
  44. Immigration and Freedom of Movement

  45. Aquí y Allá

  46. World AIDS Day Conference

  47. Nutrition, Gender and Food Security in Africa

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

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

    Speaker:
    • Didier Fassin James D. Wolfensohn Professor of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study
  50. Creating Model Health Communities, Summit II: Human Rights & Community Health Engagement: Think Globally to Act Locally

  51. 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
  52. Creating Model Health Communities, Summit I: Recognizing Social Determinants of Health, Combating Health Disparities

  53. 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
  54. 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
  55. 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
  56. Approaches to Employment Discrimination

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  57. 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
  58. Exploring Black Queer Sex, Love, and Life in the Age of AIDS

    Speaker:
    • Marlon Bailey Assistant Professor of Gender Studies and American Studies and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Theatre & Drama at Indiana University
  59. 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
  60. Human Rights Constitutionalism: Global Aspirations, Local Realities

    The conference will explore the genesis of human rights constitutionalism and its effects on the human rights agenda in different regions of the world.
  61. 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
  62. Human Rights and the Politics of Migration: A Latin American Perspective

    Speaker:
    • Pablo Ceriani Professor of Law and Coordinator of the Migration & Human Rights Program, National University of Lanús (Argentina)
  63. Sexual Citizenship and Human Rights: What Can the US Learn from the EU and European Law?

  64. The Place of Israel in Asia: Settler Colonialism, Mobility, and Memory among ’48 Palestinians

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  65. Whither the Arab Spring? Legal and Political Reflections on Revolutionary and Post-Revolutionary Egypt

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  66. Criminalizing the Illegal Use of Force: Tragedy or Triumph?

    Speaker:
    • Donald Ferencz Visiting Professor, Middlesex University London, and Convenor, The Global Institute for the Prevention of Aggression
  67. A Regulationist Perspective to Human Rights: Blueprint of an Inquiry

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  68. The Legacies of the September 11 Coup d’état in Chile: Four Decades Later

  69. The Inter-American System of Human Rights: From an auspicious beginning to an uncertain future

    Speaker:
    • Charles Moyer Director of Administration and Finances of the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights
  70. The Legacy of the Dirty Thirty

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  71. Prisons in Latin America: Building up the Wall of Separation between Justice and Revenge

    Speaker:
    • Miguel Sarre Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Public Law, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)
  72. Zero Dark Thirty and Torture in American Discourse

    Speaker:
    • Ramzi Kassem Associate Professor of Law and Director, Immigrant & Non-Citizen Rights Clinic, City University of New York
  73. Impunity, Justice and the Human Rights Agenda

    This conference will bring together scholars, human rights advocates and policy makers from around the world to assess critically the human rights movement’s focus on anti-impunity.
  74. The Future of Access: World AIDS Day Conference

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  75. From Civil Rights to Human Rights

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  76. Borrowing a Constitution: The U.S. Constitution in Argentina and the Heyday of the Argentine Supreme Court (1853-1930)

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  77. The Politics of Compliance with International Courts: A General Theory with Evidence from the European Court of Justice

    Speakers:
    • Matthew Gabel Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Political Science, Washington University in St. Louis
    • Clifford Carrubba Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for the Study of Law, Politics, and Economics, Emory University
  78. Politics of Inclusion: Women, Afrodescendants, and Indigenous Peoples in Latin America

    Speaker:
    • Mala Htun Associate Professor of Political Science, University of New Mexico
  79. Electing Judges: The Surprising Effects of Campaigning on Judicial Legitimacy

    Speaker:
    • James Gibson Sidney W. Souers Professor of Government and Director of the Program on Citizenship and Democratic Values, Washington University in St. Louis
  80. The Social Construction of Human Rights in Africa

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  81. Property Rights and the Human Rights Agenda

    This conference explored topics such as changing conceptions of property, the role of property rights in dispossession and redistribution, and the implications of private titling.
  82. Inter-American Constitutionalism: The Creation and Internalization of Human Rights

    Speaker:
    • Jorge Contesse Professor and Director of the Center for Human Rights, Universidad Diego Portales (Chile)
  83. Politics of Memory: Guatemala’s National Police Archive

  84. World AIDS Day Conference: AIDS, Health, and Criminality

  85. Granito: How to Nail a Dictator

  86. Muslims in Europe: Multiculturalism, Cultural Clash, Human Rights

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  87. Of Prosthetics and Pageants

    Speaker:
    • Mimi Thi Nguyen Assistant Professor of Gender and Women's Studies and Asian American Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  88. Rights in Culture in Aotearoa, New Zealand: Treaty Rights and Human Rights

    Speaker:
    • Graeme Austin Professor, School of Law, Victoria University of Wellington
  89. Archiving Memory after Mass Atrocities

    Speaker:
    • John Ciorciari Assistant Professor of Public Policy, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor
  90. From Monuments to Ladders: Collapsing Social Rights Typologies into a New Enforcement-Oriented Schema

    Speaker:
    • Tara Melish Associate Professor of Law & Director, Human Rights Center, University at Buffalo Law School, SUNY
  91. Legal Inequality and Domestic Violence. Who gets what and when at the Sub-national Level?

    Speaker:
    • Catalina Smulovitz Director, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (Argentina)
  92. Humanitarian Citizenship and Race: Katrina and the Global War on Terror

    Speaker:
    • Inderpal Grewal Professor and Chair of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Yale University
  93. Un balance delicado: El defensor de derechos humanos en un gobierno democrático

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  94. Tropa de Elite by José Padilha

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  95. Leap Frog Feminism: Learning about Human Rights Institution Building from Local Actors

    Speaker:
    • Julie Mertus Professor, School of International Service, American University (AU)
  96. Oil, Litigation and Conservation in the Amazon Rainforest in Ecuador: Can Cowode Law Protect the Rights of Indigenous Huaorani in the Oil Patch and Yasuni Biosphere Reserve?

    Speaker:
    • Judith Kimerling Professor of Law and Policy at The City University of New York
  97. Nostalgia de la Luz Film Screening and Human Rights Discussion

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  98. Aftershocks: Legacies of Conflict

    The conference brought together scholars, activists, performance artists, and journalists to explore the intersections of violence, the colonial past, memory, and trauma in the National Theatre of Scotland's play 'Black Watch', presented by Texas Performing Arts.
  99. Black Watch

  100. Bringing Anthropology to Court: The Promotion of Trialogues for the Enforcement of Indigenous Rights

    Speaker:
    • Claudia Briones Professor and Director of the Graduate and Postgraduate Program in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the National University of Rio Negro (UNRN) in Argentina
  101. Cycles of Right to Health Litigation: the Elusive Argentine Experience

    Speaker:
    • Paola Bergallo Professor, Universidad de San Andrés in Buenos Aires, Argentina
  102. TRIPS, Human Rights, and the Health Impact Fund

    Speaker:
    • Thomas Pogge Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs at Yale University
  103. World AIDS Week

    Face AIDS Austin hosted a series of events throughout the week
  104. Temporalities of Struggle: National Liberation Movements and International Strategies of Rule

    Speaker:
    • Samera Esmeir Assistant Professor, Rhetoric Department at the University of California, Berkeley
  105. Asylum Rights between Left and Right: The German Case

    Speaker:
    • Lora Wildenthal Associate Professor, History Department at Rice University in Houston, Texas
  106. The Informal State in International Law: the United States, Gender and Unilateralism

    Speaker:
    • Karen Knop Professor of Law, University of Toronto
  107. Assessing the Distributive Impact of Social and Economic Rights Litigation: More Litigation = More Inequality?

    Speakers:
    • Daniel Brinks Associate Professor of Government and Co-Director, Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice
    • Varun Gauri Senior Economist in the Development Research Group of the World Bank
  108. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights: Reflections on a Joint Venture—Twenty Years Later

    Speaker:
    • Cecilia Medina Universidad de Chile and past president, Inter-American Court of Human Rights
  109. Neither Members nor Strangers: Imagining ‘The People’ in the Age of the Diaspora

    Speaker:
    • Adeno Addis William Ray Forrester Professor of Public and Constitutional Law, Tulane University
  110. “Paint for Peace” Human Rights Fair

  111. Service Learning: A Roundtable Discussion on Community Engagement Programs

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  112. Analogies and Discontinuities in Colombia and Sri Lanka’s Violence

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  113. “Canción del Cuerpo” (Song of the Body)

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  114. Innovation and Tradition: A Confluence of Asian Musical Cultures and Philosophies

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  115. Walls: What They Make and What They Break

    This conference brought together interdisciplinary thinkers who have researched the recent history of walls – made, unmade, in the making – and their consequences on the geographies of nation states.
  116. Armed Conflict and Collective Rights in the Southern Pacific Region of Colombia

    Speaker:
    • Eduardo Restrepo Professor of Anthropology, Pontífica Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia
  117. A Human Rights Perspective on Unparented Children & International Adoption

    Speaker:
    • Elizabeth Bartholet Morris Wasserstein Public Interest Professor of Law & Faculty Director of the Child Advocacy Program, Harvard Law School
  118. HIV/AIDS: Human Rights, Archives, and Memory

  119. Ruth First and the South African Struggle

    Speaker:
    • Gillian Slovo South African born novelist, playwright and memoirist
  120. Children and Armed Conflict

    Speaker:
    • Murhabazi Namegabe Director, Bureau pour le Volontariat au Sevice de l'Enfance et de la Santé (BVES), Democratic Republic of the Congo
  121. Does Torture Work?

    Speaker:
    • Lisa Hajjar Associate Professor & Department Chair, Law and Society, University of California, Santa Barbara
  122. The Development and Influence of Helsinki Watch

    Speaker:
    • Sarah Snyder Cassius Marcellus Clay Fellow, Department of History, Yale University
  123. Law, Locality, and International Human Rights

    Speaker:
    • Shirin Ebadi Nobel Peace Laureate (2003), civil rights activist and lecturer in law, University of Tehran
  124. Human Rights as Social Theory

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  125. Fighting for Human Rights in the Homeland

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  126. Women, Human Rights, and the ‘War on Terrorism’

    Speaker:
    • Gretchen Ritter Professor in the Department of Government at the University of Texas
  127. Human Rights at UT: A Dialogue at the Intersection of Academics and Advocacy

    To commemorate the Rapoport Center's five-year anniversary, the Center's 5th Annual conference considered the human rights work being done at the University of Texas campuses.
  128. Song as Crime: the Prosecution of a Pop Star, and other New Cases on Incitement to Genocide

    Speaker:
    • Susan Benesch Visiting Professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law
  129. Bringing Human Rights Home

    Activists, attorneys, community leaders, historians, and others from Texas and around the country discussed the relevance of human rights as a tool for Black self-determination and racial justice.
  130. UN Military Observers at Work

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  131. The Torture Team: International Criminal Liability for Lawyers?

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  132. The Progressive Redistribution of Land in Latin America: Between Economic Development and Positivism

    Speaker:
    • Helena Alviar Associate Professor and Director of the Doctorate and Master's in Law Programs at the Universidad de Los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia
  133. The Philosophy of Punishment, Human Rights, and International Criminal Law

    Speaker:
    • Roberto Gargarella Professor of Constitutional Theory and Political Philosophy at the Universidad de Buenos Aires and at the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella
  134. From Resistance to Governance: How the EPLF/PFDJ Experience Shapes Eritrea’s Regional Strategy

    Speaker:
    • Dan Connell Distinguished Lecturer in Journalism and African Politics at Simmons College
  135. Image, Memory, and the Paradox of Peace: 15 Years after the El Salvador Peace Accords

    The Center's 4th Annual conference focused on the acquisition by the Harry Ransom Center of a historic collection of photojournalistic work documenting El Salvador’s 12-year civil war.
  136. Image, Memory, and the Paradox of Peace: 15 Years After the El Salvador Peace Accords

    The conference was organized around the acquisition by the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center of a historic collection of photojournalistic work documenting El Salvador’s twelve-year civil war. In coordination with the UT School of Journalism’s Donna DeCesare, the conference included the opening of the exhibition “Inside El Salvador” at the Ransom Center with some of its featured photographers in attendance, as well as a closing session on the legacy of martyred Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero led by representatives of The Rothko Chapel in Houston.
  137. Implementation of the Istanbul Protocol – A Summary Report of the Efforts to Eliminate Torture and Ill-Treatment in Mexico

    Speaker:
    • Alejandro Moreno Associate Professor of Medicine and Assistant Dean of Clinical Skills Integration, University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School
  138. Tortured Thoughts: The Example Set by Ruth First from her Interrogation in 1963 to her Assassination in 1982

    Speaker:
    • Barbara Harlow Louann and Larry Temple Centennial Professor of English Literatures
  139. The US and Torture: History and Jurisprudence

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  140. Individual Body/Collective Body

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  141. A Genealogy of Caring: A Long View of the Figure of the Refugee

    Speaker:
    • Itty Abraham Associate Professor of Southeast Asian Studies, National University of Singapore
  142. What is International Human Rights Law? Three Applications of a Distributive Account

    Speaker:
    • Patrick Macklem William C. Graham Professor of Law, University of Toronto
  143. Delimiting Accountability: Writing History out of Justice

    Speaker:
    • Vasuki Nesiah Associate Professor of Practice, Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University
  144. Globalization, States, and Social Rights: Negotiating Women’s Economic Citizenship in the Maghreb

    Speaker:
    • Valentine Moghadam Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies and Director of the Women's Studies Program, Purdue University
  145. Legal Pluralism and Extra-Legal Property: Class, Culture and Law in Bogotá

    Speaker:
    • Daniel Bonilla Associate Professor, Universidad de los Andes School of Law
  146. Indigenous Roads to Development; Indigenous Peoples, Afro-Indigenous Peoples and Reparations

    Speakers:
    • Karen Engle Minerva House Drysdale Regents Chair in Law and Founder & Co-Director, Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice
    • Gerald Torres
  147. How Does One Assign Value to Culture?

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  148. Gender, Globalization and Governance

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  149. Human Rights in Guatemala

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  150. Central American Migrants and Mexico’s Southern Border: Human Rights and the Criminalization of Poor Workers

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  151. Rule of Law in Wartime: The Issues and the Academic Program

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  152. Activist Scholar Conference: Abriendo Brecha IV

  153. Language Rights?

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  154. African Queen: the Real Life of the Hottentot Venus

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  155. The Life and Legacy of George Lister: Reconsidering Human Rights, Democracy and U.S. Foreign Policy

    The conference used Lister, the State Department’s first Human Rights Officer in the Latin American bureau, as a launching point for exploring various human rights policy development issues.
  156. Indigenous Peoples of Mexico and their Struggles for Rights: Gender Perspective on Cultural Citizenship

  157. Letters from the Other Side: Film Screening

  158. Immigrants and U.S. Workers: The Paradox of Non-Citizen Worker Rights

  159. Weaving Consciousness: Women and Indigenous Identity in Chiapas, Mexico

  160. Calling the United States’ Bluff: How Sovereign Immunity Undermines the United States’ Claim to an Effective Domestic Human Rights System

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  161. Comparative Law as Archeology: On Sodomy, Islamic Law and the Human Rights Activist

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  162. A Historical Look at the Inter-American System of Human Rights

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  163. National Guantánamo Teach-In

  164. State Responsibility in the Era of Individual Criminal Culpability

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  165. Trafficking in Human Rights in the Postmodern Age

    Speaker:
    • Paolo Carozza Associate Professor of Law, Notre Dame Law School and Member, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
  166. The Australian ‘Stolen Generations’ and Reparations

    Speaker:
    • Tony Buti Senior Lecturer in Law, Murdoch University, Perth
  167. The Law, Politics and Impact of Litigating Social and Economic Rights in the Developing world

    Speaker:
    • Daniel Brinks Associate Professor of Government and Co-Director, Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice
  168. San Antonio’s La Villita, Pan-Americanism and World War II

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  169. Redesigning Workers’ Rights for the Global Economy: Core Labor Rights Confront Labor Market Flexibility

    Speaker:
    • Kerry Rittich Professor, Faculty of Law and the Women's and Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto
  170. The Law of War as a Field of Battle

    Speaker:
  171. International Human Rights Law and the Socialization of States; Additional suggested reading: Introduction, Parts I and V, and Conclusion of “How To Influence States”

    Speakers:
  172. Representing Culture, Translating Human Rights

    This conference will consider how international human rights law and discourse migrate, and how, in the process, issues of culture emerge internationally.
  173. Development Priorities, Human Rights Principles: Globalization and the Place of the Transnational Private Actor in International Law

    Speaker:
    • Erika George Associate Professor of Law, University of Utah
  174. The Ticking Bomb and Other Modern Myths

    Speaker:
    • Susan Marks Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge, & Director of Studies & Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge
  175. Bystanders: The Limits of International Criminal Trials and Jurisprudence

    Speaker:
    • Laurel Fletcher Clinical Professor of Law and Director, International Human Rights Law Clinic, University of California, Berkeley
  176. Adjudicating Culture, Politicizing Law: Legal Strategies for Black and Indigenous Land Rights Struggles in the Americas

    In this workshop, an interdisciplinary cohort discussed facets of the broad topic of Black and indigenous land rights in Latin America, promoting dialogue across the academic/activist divide.
  177. Blood, Sweat and Fear: Workers’ Rights in U.S. Meat and Poultry Plants

    Speaker:
    • Lance Compa Senior Lecturer, Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations
  178. Crisis in Darfur

    Speaker:
    • Joanne Mariner Deputy Director, Americas Division, Human Rights Watch
  179. Working Borders: Linking Debates About Insourcing and Outsourcing of Capital and Labor

    Practitioners, policymakers, activists, and academics from a variety of disciplines considered the underlying concerns that animate today's debates over the global flow of labor and capital.
  180. Anticipating the War on Terror: Preventative Detention at Home and Pre-emptive War Abroad

    Speaker:
    • Jules Lobel Professor, University of Pittsburgh Law School
  181. Disorientations: Sexuality Rights Claims and Imperial Geography

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  182. Transnational Worker Rights Clinic seminar

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  183. From Guantanamo Bay to Abu Ghraib: Extraterritorial State Action and International Human Rights Law

    Speaker:
    • Ralph Wilde Lecturer, Department of Laws, University College London