The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice

Partners for change at the intersection of academics and advocacy.


Events

World AIDS Day Conference Participants

Adriana Corral (MFA candidate, University of Texas) discusses her artwork on the femicides in Ciudad Juárez during a workshop organized by the Rapoport Center's Human Rights & the Arts Working Group, January 2013

The Rapoport Center sponsors numerous events throughout the academic year. The Center's Human Rights Happy Hour Speaker Series brings activists and scholars from around the world to deliver lectures focusing on today's pressing human rights issues. Along with the speaker series, the Center organizes various conferences that bring together multidisciplinary panels featuring academics, artists, and policy-makers. You can view audio and video from our past events here. To receive information about upcoming events, please join our mailing list.

Upcoming Events


September 28, 2015
Colloquium on Inequality & Human Rights
“A New Greek Tragedy?: Inequality, Human Rights and Democracy”
James Galbraith, Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair in Government/Business Relations and Professor of Government, LBJ School, UT Austin
Alvaro Santos, Professor, Georgetown University Law Center
Philomila Tsoukala, Professor, Georgetown University Law Center
4-6pm, Sheffield-Massey Room (TNH 2.111), Texas Law

October 1, 2015
Oscar Romero Award Series
“Dispossessed and In Danger: The State of Indigenous Rights”
Suzanne Benally, Executive Director, Cultural Survival
Ana Paula Hernandez, Program Officer for Latin America, Fund for Global Human Rights
Juliet Hooker, Professor of Government, UT Austin
7pm, Rothko Chapel
Co-sponsored by the Rothko Chapel; simultaneous interpretation available

October 7, 2015
Speech by Visiting Dignitary
“United Nations and Human Rights in the XXI Century: Progress and Challenges”
Ambassador Alberto D’Alotto, Permanent Representative of Argentina to the United Nations
11:30am-1:00pm, Jury Room (CCJ 2.310), Texas Law
Co-sponsored by the Latin America Initiative at Texas Law

October 12, 2015
Colloquium on Inequality & Human Rights
“Croesus' World: Human Rights in the Age of Inequality”
Samuel Moyn, Professor of Law and History, Harvard University
4-6pm, Sheffield-Massey Room (TNH 2.111), Texas Law

October 15, 2015
Oscar Romero Award Series
“More than Land: Economic Development, Environmental Protection, and Indigenous Rights”
Charles Hale, Professor of Anthropology and Director, LLILAS Benson, UT Austin
Karen Spring, Human Rights Activist
Christine Wade, Professor of Political Science, Washington College
7pm, Rothko Chapel
Co-sponsored by the Rothko Chapel and the Baker Institute at Rice University; simultaneous interpretation available

October 16, 2015
Production of De Novo
7pm, Utopia Theater, School of Social Work, UT Austin
Co-sponsored by LLILAS Benson and the Latin America Initiative and William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law at Texas Law

October 22, 2015
Inaugural Frances Tarlton “Sissy” Farenthold Endowed Lecture Series in Peace, Social Justice and Human Rights
“Spiraling Down: Human Rights, Endless War”
Mark Danner, Journalist and Author; Chancellor’s Professor of English and Journalism, UC Berkeley; James Clarke Chace Professor of Foreign Affairs and Humanities, Bard College
Evening; location at Texas Law TBD

October 26, 2015
Colloquium on Inequality & Human Rights
“Right to Development After the Collapse of Development”
Balakrishnan Rajagopal, Associate Professor of Law and Development, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Founding Director, Program on Human Rights and Justice, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Founder, Displacement Research and Action Network
4-6pm, Sheffield-Massey Room (TNH 2.111), Texas Law

November 10, 2015
Oscar Romero Award Series
“Afro-Caribbean and Indigenous Rights”
Berta Cáceres, Consejo Civil de Organizaciones Populares e Indígenas de Honduras
Miriam Miranda Chamorro, Organización Fraternal Negra Hondureña
4-6pm, Sheffield-Massey Room (TNH 2.111), Texas Law
Co-sponsored by the Rothko Chapel

November 11, 2015
Colloquium on Inequality & Human Rights
"This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate"
Naomi Klein, Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow, The Nation Institute; C.L. and Henriette Cline Visiting Professor in the Humanities, UT Austin
7-9pm, Lady Bird Johnson Auditorium
Co-sponsored by the Humanities Institute

November 23, 2015
Colloquium on Inequality & Human Rights
Title TBD
Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Vice-Chair of the UN Committee on Development Policy; Professor of International Affairs, The New School
4-6pm, Sheffield-Massey Room (TNH 2.111), Texas Law


World AIDS Day Conference Participants

Judge Dennis Davis (High Court of Cape Town) discusses the impact of amnesty provisions in post-apartheid South Africa at the Rapoport Center's ninth annual conference on "Impunity, Justice and the Human Rights Agenda" (February 2013)



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