The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice

Partners for change at the intersection of academics and advocacy.


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.

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Frances T. "Sissy" Farenthold: A Noble Citizen

April 23-24, 2015

This conference will serve as the culmination of our three-year project on Sissy Farenthold. It will consider from both an historical and contemporary perspective many of the issues to which Sissy has dedicated her life. The conference will be closely tied to the Frances T. “Sissy” Farenthold Papers at UT’s Briscoe Center for American History, which touch on many facets of her wide-ranging career, from her political campaigns to her important role in the international women’s peace movement and in human rights advocacy around the world.

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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

Past Conferences