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The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice

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Media

We have compiled all of the audio and video recordings we have from our past events in this one spot. We hope you enjoy listening and watching!

2013-2014

April 21, 2014
Speaker Series: Comparing European and North American Approaches to Human Rights
Approaches to Labor Rights
Mitchel Lasser, Jack G. Clarke Professor of Law and Director of Graduate Studies, Cornell Law School
Kerry Rittich, Professor, Faculty of Law and the Women's and Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto
Video

April 7, 2014
Speaker Series: Comparing European and North American Approaches to Human Rights
Approaches to Universal Jurisdiction
Juan Garcés, Spanish Attorney, Lead Counsel in criminal case against Augusto Pinochet in Spain
Michael Tigar, Emeritus Professor of the Practice of Law, Duke Law School, and Professor Emeritus of Law, Washington College of Law, American University
Video

March 24, 2014
Speaker Series: Comparing European and North American Approaches to Human Rights
Approaches to Employment Discrimination
Laura Carlson, Associate Professor of Law, Stockholm University School of Law
Samuel Bagenstos, Professor, University of Michigan School of Law
Video

March 3, 2014
Speaker Series: Comparing European and North American Approaches to Human Rights
Approaches to Religious Freedom and Secularism
Sonia Dayan-Herzbrun, Professor Emeritus of Social Sciences, University Paris Diderot-Paris 7
Hilal Elver, Research Professor in Global Studies and Co-director of the Project on Climate Change, Human Security and Democracy, University of California, Santa Barbara
Richard Falk, Albert G. Milbank Professor of International Law and Practice, Emeritus, Princeton University, and Research Professor, Global and International Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara
Video

February 17, 2014
Speaker Series: Comparing European and North American Approaches to Human Rights
Approaches to Race, Citizenship and Immigration
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
Video

February 14, 2014
Annual Conference: Human Rights Constitutionalism: Global Aspirations, Local Realities
VIDEO:
Session 1: Julieta Lemaitre Ripoll
Session 2: Courtney Jung
Session 3: James Melton
Session 4: Mila Versteeg
Session 5: Zachary Elkins & James Melton
Session 6: Manu Bhagavan
Session 7: Tayyab Mahmud
Session 8: Kiyoteru Tsutsui
Session 9: Paola Bergallo

February 3, 2014
Speaker Series: Comparing European and North American Approaches to Human Rights
Approaches to Counter-terrorism
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
Video

January 29, 2014
Human Rights Happy Hour Speaker Series
Pablo Ceriani, Professor of Law and Coordinator of the Migration & Human Rights Program, National University of Lanús (Argentina)
"Human Rights and the Politics of Migration: A Latin American Perspective"
Audio

November 22-24, 2013
"Sexual Citizenship and Human Rights: What Can the US Learn from the EU and European Law?"
Video: Session 1
Video: Session 2
Video: Session 3
Video: Session 4
Video: Session 5
Video: Session 6
Video: Session 7
Video: Session 8

November 14, 2013
"The Place of Israel in Asia: Settler Colonialism, Mobility, and Memory among '48 Palestinians"
Magid Shihade, Birzeit University
Audio

October 28, 2013
Human Rights Happy Hour
Donald Ferencz, "Criminalizing the Illegal Use of Force: Tragedy or Triumph?"
Audio

October 7, 2013
Human Rights Happy Hour
Pablo de Larrañaga Monjaraz, "A Regulationist Perspective to Human Rights: Blueprint of an Inquiry"
Audio

2012-2013

April 8, 2013
Human Rights Happy Hour
Charles Moyer, "The Inter-American System of Human Rights: From an auspicious beginning to an uncertain future"
Audio

March 28, 2013
Panel Discussion
"The Legacy of the Dirty Thirty"
Video

March 26, 2013
Human Rights Happy Hour
Miguel Sarre, "Prisons in Latin America: Building up the Wall of Separation between Justice and Revenge"
Audio

February 7-8, 2013
Annual Conference
"Impunity, Justice and the Human Rights Agenda"

November 13, 2012
Lecture
Ramsey Clark, "From Civil Rights to Human Rights"
Video

November 6, 2012
Human Rights Happy Hour
Jonathan Miller, "Borrowing a Constitution: The U.S. Constitution in Argentina and the Heyday of the Argentine Supreme Court (1853-1930)"
Audio

October 23, 2012
Human Rights Happy Hour
Clifford Carrubba & Matthew Gabel, "The Politics of Compliance with International Courts: A General Theory with Evidence from the European Court of Justice"
Audio

October 16, 2012
Human Rights Happy Hour
Mala Htun, "Politics of Inclusion: Women, Afrodescendants, and Indigenous Peoples in Latin America"
Audio

September 25, 2012
Human Rights Happy Hour
James Gibson, "Electing Judges: The Surprising Effects of Campaigning on Judicial Legitimacy"
Audio

2011-2012

April 16, 2012
Human Rights Happy Hour
Benjamin Gregg, "The Social Construction of Human Rights in Africa"
Audio

February 20, 2012
Human Rights Happy Hour
Jorge Contesse, "Inter-American Constitutionalism: The Creation and Internalization of Human Rights"
Audio

February 1-2, 2012
Annual Conference
"Property Rights and the Human Rights Agenda"

December 1-2, 2011
Conference
"Politics of Memory: Guatemala's National Police Archive"

November 14, 2011
Human Rights Happy Hour
Henry Steiner, "Muslims in Europe: Multiculturalism, Cultural Clash, Human Rights"
Audio

October 31, 2011
Human Rights Happy Hour
John Ciorciari, "Archiving Memory after Mass Atrocities"
Audio

October 3, 2011
Human Rights Happy Hour
Catalina Smulovitz, "Legal Inequality and Domestic Violence. Who gets what and when at the Sub national Level?"
Audio

September 19, 2011
Human Rights Happy Hour
Inderpal Grewal, "Humanitarian Citizenship and Race: Katrina and the Global War on Terror"
Audio

2010-2011

April 18, 2011
Human Rights Happy Hour
Julie Mertus, "Leap Frog Feminism: Learning about Human Rights Institution Building from Local Actors"
Audio

April 5, 2011
Human Rights Happy Hour
Judith Kimerling, "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?"
Audio

February 17-18, 2011
Annual Conference
"Aftershocks: Legacies of Conflict"

November 22, 2010
Human Rights Happy Hour
Paola Bergallo, "Cycles of Right to Health Litigation: the Elusive Argentine Experience"
Audio

November 18, 2010
Human Rights Happy Hour
Thomas Pogge, "TRIPS, Human Rights, and the Health Impact Fund"
Audio

November 8, 2010
Human Rights Happy Hour
Samera Esmeir, "Temporalities of Struggle: National Liberation Movements and International Strategies of Rule"
Audio

October 25, 2010
Human Rights Happy Hour
Lora Wildenthal, "Asylum Rights between Left and Right: The German Case"
Audio

October 11, 2010
Human Rights Happy Hour
Karen Knop, "The Informal State in International Law: the United States, Gender and Unilateralism"
Audio

September 27, 2010
Human Rights Happy Hour
Daniel Brinks & Varun Gauri, "Assessing the Distributive Impact of Social and Economic Rights Litigation: More Litigation = More Inequality?"
Audio

2009-2010

April 19, 2010
Human Rights Happy Hour
Cecilia Medina, "The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights: Reflections on a Joint Venture—Twenty Years Later"
Audio

March 29, 2010
Human Rights Happy Hour
Adeno Addis, "Neither Members nor Strangers: Imagining 'The People' in the Age of the Diaspora"
Audio

March 8, 2010
Human Rights Happy Hour
Maria Victoria Uribe, "Analogies and Discontinuities in Colombia and Sri Lanka's Violence"
Audio

February 22, 2010
Human Rights Happy Hour
Eduardo Restrepo, "Armed Conflict and Collective Rights in the Southern Pacific Region of Colombia"
Video

February 8, 2010
Human Rights Happy Hour
Elizabeth Bartholet, "A Human Rights Perspective on Unparented Children & International Adoption"
Audio

November 9, 2009
Human Rights Happy Hour
Gillian Slovo, "Ruth First and the South African Struggle"
Audio

October 26, 2009
Human Rights Happy Hour
Murhabazi Namegabe, "Children and Armed Conflict"
Video

September 28, 2009
Human Rights Happy Hour
Lisa Hajjar, "Does Torture Work?"
Audio

September 14, 2009
Human Rights Happy Hour
Sarah Snyder, "The Development and Influence of Helsinki Watch"
Audio

2008-2009

April 29, 2009
Human Rights Happy Hour
Shirin Ebadi, "Law, Locality, and International Human Rights"
Video

April 15, 2009
Human Rights Happy Hour
Benjamin Gregg, "Human Rights as Social Theory"
Audio

April 1, 2009
Human Rights Happy Hour
Gretchen Ritter, "Women, Human Rights, and the 'War on Terrorism'"
Audio

February 25, 2009
Human Rights Happy Hour
Susan Benesch, "Song as Crime: the Prosecution of a Pop Star, and other New Cases on Incitement to Genocide"
Audio

February 11, 2009
Human Rights Happy Hour
Rhonda Evans Case, "Representing Refugees 'Down Under'"
Audio

November 17, 2008
Human Rights Happy Hour
Philippe Sands, "The Torture Team: International Criminal Liability for Lawyers?"
Audio

November 3, 2008
Human Rights Happy Hour
Helena Alviar Garcia, "The Progressive Redistribution of Land in Latin America: Between Economic Development and Positivism"
Audio

October 20, 2008
Human Rights Happy Hour
Roberto Gargarella, "The Philosophy of Punishment, Human Rights, and International Criminal Law"
Audio

October 6, 2008
Human Rights Happy Hour
Dan Connell, "From Resistance to Governance: How the EPLF/PFDJ Experience Shapes Eritrea's Regional Strategy"
Audio

September 22, 2008
Human Rights Happy Hour
Daniel Blocq, "UN Military Observers at Work"
Audio

2007-2008

April 2, 2008
Human Rights Happy Hour
Alejandro Moreno, "Implementation of the Istanbul Protocol - A Summary Report of the Efforts to Eliminate Torture and Ill-Treatment in Mexico"
Audio

February 19, 2008
Human Rights Happy Hour
Jennifer Harbury, "The US and Torture: History and Jurisprudence"
Video

February 5, 2008
Human Rights Happy Hour
Alvaro Restrepo, "Individual Body/Collective Body"
Video

January 22, 2008
Human Rights Happy Hour
Itty Abraham, "A Genealogy of Caring: A Long View of the Figure of the Refugee"
Audio

November 19, 2007
Human Rights Happy Hour
Patrick Macklem, "What is International Human Rights Law? Three Applications of a Distributive Account."
Audio

November 5, 2007
Human Rights Happy Hour
Vasuki Nesiah, "Delimiting Accountability: Writing History out of Justice"
Audio

October 22, 2007
Human Rights Happy Hour
Valentine Moghadam, "Globalization, States, and Social Rights: Negotiating Women's Economic Citizenship in the Maghreb"
Audio

September 24, 2007
Human Rights Happy Hour
Karen Engle, "Indigenous Roads to Development"
Gerald Torres, "Indigenous Peoples, Afro-Indigenous Peoples and Reparations"
Audio

2006-2007

April 23, 2007
Human Rights Happy Hour
Andy Palacio, "How Does One Assign Value to Culture?"
Audio

April 11, 2007
Human Rights Happy Hour
Julio Solórzano Foppa, "Human Rights in Guatemala"
Audio

March 6, 2007
Human Rights Happy Hour
Derek Jinks & Scott Sullivan, "Rule of Law in Wartime: The Issues and the Academic Program"
Audio

December 1-2, 2006
Annual Conference
"The Life and Legacy of George Lister"

October 5, 2006
Play Reading
"Guantánamo: Honor Bound to Defend Freedom"
Video