The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice has made strong efforts to explore the intersection of international human rights study and advocacy through the hosting of various conferences. The Rapoport Center also engages human rights faculty, staff and students in dialogue, reflection, and evaluation of the diversity of international and transnational human rights issues in which UT campuses are involved. The Center hopes to use these conferences to consider the state of human rights theory and practice and their possible future trajectories.
Inequality & Human Rights
April 7-9, 2016
This conference will consider whether international human rights law, movements, and discourses have, could or should engage with the problem of economic inequality nationally or internationally. Are human rights frameworks equipped to address economic inequality? Might their promotion foreclose other, more effective, vocabularies and strategies aimed at economic justice? How might human rights frameworks need to change to contribute to a more egalitarian world?
Conference website coming soon. Stay tuned!
Keynote Speaker Samuel Moyn discusses property and the history of human rights at the Rapoport Center's eighth annual conference Property Rights and the Human Rights Agenda, March 2012
- Frances T. "Sissy" Farenthold: A Noble Citizen (2015)
- Human Rights Constitutionalism: Global Aspirations, Local Realities (2014)
- Impunity, Justice and the Human Rights Agenda (2013)
- Property Rights and the Human Rights Agenda (2012)
- Politics of Memory: Guatemala's National Police Archive (2011)
- Aftershocks: Legacies of Conflict (2011)
- Walls: What They Make and What They Break (2010)
- Human Rights at UT: A Dialogue at the Intersection of Academics and Advocacy (2009)
- Bringing Human Rights Home (2009)
- Image, Memory, and the Paradox of Peace: Fifteen Years after the El Salvador Peace Accords (2008)
- The Life and Legacy of George Lister: Reconsidering Human Rights, Democracy and U.S. Foreign Policy (2006)
- Representing Culture, Translating Human Rights (2005)
- Working Borders: Linking Debates About Insourcing and Outsourcing of Capital and Labor (2005)
- Adjudicating Culture, Politicizing Law: Legal Strategies for Black and Indigenous Land Rights Struggles in the Americas (2005)
Fredy Peccerelli, Dianne Otto, and Patricia Viseur Sellers discuss the impact of anti-impunity during the concluding panel at the Rapoport Center's ninth annual conference Impunity, Justice and the Human Rights Agenda, February 2013
Panelists Charlotte Canning, Gregory Burke, and Nicholas Cull discuss performance and human rights at the Rapoport Center's seventh annual conference Aftershocks: Legacies of Conflict, February 2011