The University of Texas at Austin   School of Law

The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice

Partners for change at the intersection of academics and advocacy.


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

April 15, 2015
[Human Rights Speaker Series]
"The Arab Upheaval: Roots, Dynamics, and Prospects"
Gilbert Achcar, Professor of Development Studies and International Relations, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
3:30-5pm, Sheffield-Massey Room, UT School of Law
Co-sponsored by Texas A&M University, the University of Texas at San Antonio, and Middle Eastern Studies at UT Austin

April 23-24, 2015
[Annual Conference]
"Frances T. 'Sissy' Farenthold: A Noble Citizen"
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 national and international women’s peace movements and in human rights advocacy around the world.

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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