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Human Rights Happy Hour Speaker Series Archives

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Paola Bergallo discusses Argentine health litigation, November 2010





2013-2014

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Pablo de Larrañaga Monjaraz
Professor of Constitutional Law and Regulation, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)

"A Regulationist Perspective to Human Rights: Blueprint of an Inquiry"

Listen to audio.

Date: October 7, 2013

Time: 3:30-5:30pm

Location: Sheffield Room (TNH 2.111)

Co-sponsored by the Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies and the Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Latin American Law

Donald Ferencz
Visiting Professor, Middlesex University London, and Convenor, The Global Institute for the Prevention of Aggression

"Criminalizing the Illegal Use of Force: Tragedy or Triumph?"

Listen to audio.

Date: October 28, 2013

Time: 3:30-5:30pm

Location: Sheffield Room (TNH 2.111)


2012-2013

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James Gibson
Sidney W. Souers Professor of Government and Director of the Program on Citizenship and Democratic Values
Washington University in St. Louis

Respondent: H.W. Perry, Associate Professor of Government, University of Texas at Austin

"Electing Judges: The Surprising Effects of Campaigning on Judicial Legitimacy"

Date: September 25, 2012

Time: 3:45-5:45pm

Location: Sheffield Room (TNH 2.111)

Listen to audio (.mp3)

Mala Htun
Associate Professor of Political Science
University of New Mexico

Respondent: Karen Engle, Minerva House Drysdale Regents Chair in Law & Co-Director and Founder, Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, University of Texas at Austin

"Politics of Inclusion: Women, Afrodescendants, and Indigenous Peoples in Latin America"

Date: October 16, 2012

Time: 3:45-5:45pm

Location: Sheffield Room (TNH 2.111)

Listen to audio (.mp3)

Clifford Carrubba
Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for the Study of Law, Politics, and Economics
Emory University

Matthew Gabel
Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Political Science
Washington University in St. Louis

Respondent: Terrence Chapman, Associate Professor of Government, University of Texas at Austin

"The Politics of Compliance with International Courts: A General Theory with Evidence from the European Court of Justice"

Date: October 23, 2012

Time: 3:00-5:00pm
(note non-standard time)

Location: Sheffield Room (TNH 2.111)

Co-sponsored by the Center for European Studies

Listen to audio (.mp3)

Jonathan Miller
Professor of Law
Southwestern Law School

Respondents:

William Forbath, Associate Dean for Research and Lloyd M. Bentsen Chair in Law, University of Texas School of Law

Tom Ginsburg, Leo Spitz Professor of International Law, Ludwig and Hilde Wolf Research Scholar, and Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago Law School

Ran Hirschl, Professor of Political Science and Law and Canada Research Chair in Constitutionalism, Democracy, and Development, University of Toronto Faculty of Law

"Borrowing a Constitution: The U.S. Constitution in Argentina and the Heyday of the Argentine Supreme Court (1853-1930)"

Date: November 6, 2012

Time: 3:45-5:45pm

Location: Sheffield Room (TNH 2.111)

Listen to audio (.mp3)



2011-2012

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Inderpal Grewal
Professor and Chair of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Yale University

Respondent: Barbara Harlow, Louann and Larry Temple Centennial Professor in English Literature, University of Texas at Austin

"Humanitarian Citizenship and Race: Katrina and the Global War on Terror"

Date: September 19, 2011

Time: 3:30-5:30pm

Location: Sheffield Room (TNH 2.111)

Co-sponsored by the Center for Women's and Gender Studies

Listen to audio (.mp3)

Read the recap here!

Catalina Smulovitz
Director, Department of Political Science and International Relations
Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (Argentina)

Respondent: Ariel Dulitzky, Director of the Human Rights Clinic, University of Texas at Austin

"Legal Inequality and Domestic Violence. Who gets what and when at the Sub national Level?"


Read the paper upon which the talk is based. Click here to view.

Date: October 3, 2011

Time: 3:30-5:30pm

Location: Sheffield Room (TNH 2.111)

Co-sponsored by LLILAS and the Center for Women's and Gender Studies

Listen to audio (.mp3)

Read the recap here!

Tara Melish
Associate Professor of Law & Director, Human Rights Center
University at Buffalo Law School, SUNY

Respondent: Dan Brinks, Associate Professor of Government and Co-Director, Rapoport Center, University of Texas at Austin

"From Monuments to Ladders: Collapsing Social Rights Typologies into a New Enforcement-Oriented Schema"

Date: October 17, 2011

Time: 3:30-5:30pm

Location: Sheffield Room (TNH 2.111)

John Ciorciari
Assistant Professor of Public Policy
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

"Archiving Memory after Mass Atrocities"

Date: October 31, 2011

Time: 3:30-5:30pm

Location: Sheffield Room (TNH 2.111)

Listen to audio (.mp3)

Read the recap here!

Henry Steiner
Professor of Law
Harvard University

Respondent: Kamran Ali, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Director, South Asia Institute, University of Texas at Austin

"Muslims in Europe: Multiculturalism, Cultural Clash, Human Rights"

Date: November 14, 2011

Time: 3:30-5:30pm

Location: Sheffield Room (TNH 2.111)

Listen to audio (.mp3)

Read the recap here!

Jorge Contesse
Professor and Director of the Center for Human Rights, Universidad Diego Portales

Respondent: Daniel Brinks, Associate Professor of Government and Co-Director, Rapoport Center, University of Texas at Austin

"Inter-American Constitutionalism: The Creation and Internalization of Human Rights"

Read the paper upon which the talk is based. Click here to view.

Date: February 20, 2012

Time: 3:30-5:00pm

Location: TNH 3.142

Co-sponsored by the Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies

Listen to audio (.mp3)

Benjamin Gregg
Associate Professor of Government, University of Texas at Austin

Respondent: Catherine Boone,
Professor of Government, University of Texas at Austin

"The Social Construction of Human Rights in Africa"

Date: April 16, 2012

Time: 3:30-5:00pm

Location: Sheffield Room (TNH 2.111)

Listen to audio (.mp3)


2010-2011

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Daniel M. Brinks
Associate Professor of Government, University of Texas at Austin

Varun Gauri
Senior Economist, Development Research Group, World Bank

Respondent: Wendy Hunter, Associate Professor of Government, University of Texas at Austin

"Assessing the Distributive Impact of Social and Economic Rights Litigation: More Litigation = More Inequality?"

September 27, 2010

Listen to audio (.mp3)

Karen Knop
Professor of Law, University of Toronto

Respondent: Neville Hoad, Associate Professor of English, University of Texas at Austin

"The Informal State in International Law: the United States, Gender and Unilateralism"

October 11, 2010

Co-sponsored by the Center for Women's and Gender Studies

Listen to audio (.mp3)

Lora Wildenthal
Associate Professor of History & Chair of History Department, Rice University

Respondent: Inga Markovits, 'The Friends of Joe Jamail' Regents Chair in Law, University of Texas at Austin

"Asylum Rights between Left and Right: The German Case"

October 25, 2010

Co-sponsored by the Institute for Historical Studies

Listen to audio (.mp3)

Samera Esmeir
Assistant Professor of Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley

Respondent: Derek Jinks, The Marrs McLean Professor in Law, University of Texas at Austin

"Temporalities of Struggle: National Liberation Movements and International Strategies of Rule"

November 8, 2010

Listen to audio (.mp3)

Thomas Pogge
Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs, Yale University

"TRIPS, Human Rights, and the Health Impact Fund"

November 18, 2010

Co-sponsored by the Law & Philosophy Program

Listen to audio (.mp3)

Paola Bergallo
Professor, Universidad de San Andrés Victoria, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Respondent: Bill Sage, Vice Provost for Health Affairs, University of Texas at Austin

"Cycles of Right to Health Litigation: the Elusive Argentine Experience"

LLILAS Visiting Resource Professor
November 19-December 1, 2010

November 22, 2010

Co-sponsored by LLILAS and the Center for Women's and Gender Studies

Listen to audio (.mp3)

Claudia Briones
Director of Graduate and Postgraduate Teaching in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, National University of Río Negro in Argentina

Respondent: Gerald Torres, Bryant Smith Chair in Law, University of Texas at Austin School of Law

"Bringing Anthropology to Court: The Promotion of Trialogues for the Enforcement of Indigenous Rights"

LLILAS Visiting Resource Professor
January 27-February 4, 2011

January 31, 2011

CCJ 3.210 (Jury Room)

Co-sponsored by LLILAS

Judith Kimerling
Professor of Law and Policy, The City University of New York

Respondent: Gerald Torres, Bryant Smith Chair in Law, University of Texas at Austin

"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?"

For more information on Professor Kimerling's presentation, please see the following articles:

April 5, 2011

TNH 3.126

3:30-5:00pm

Co-sponsored by the The Center for Global Energy, International Arbitration and Environmental Law

Listen to audio (.mp3)

Julie Mertus
Professor, School of International Service, American University

"Leap Frog Feminism: Learning about Human Rights Institution Building from Local Actors"

April 18, 2011

TNH 2.111 (Sheffield Room)

3:30-5:30pm

Co-sponsored by the Center for Women's and Gender Studies

Listen to audio (.mp3)


2009-10

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Elizabeth Bartholet
Morris Wasserstein Public Interest Professor of Law & Faculty Director of the Child Advocacy Program, Harvard Law School

Respondent:
Charles R. Hale
Professor of Anthropology & Director, LLILAS, University of Texas

“A Human Rights Perspective on Unparented Children & International Adoption”

Download Related Reading:

International Adoption: The Human Rights Position, Global Policy (January 2010) (.pdf)

Written Testimony presented to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, OAS, at a Hearing on Human Rights of Unparented Children and Related International Adoption Policies, 137th Ordinary Period of Sessions, November 6, 2009 (.pdf)

With Paulo Barrozo, “Amid Disaster, Haitian Orphans Find Homes,” NPR on-line, January 21, 2010 (.pdf)

Listen to audio (.mp3)

Download Professor Hale's comments (.pdf)

Eduardo Restrepo
Professor of Anthropology, Pontífica Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia

Respondent:
Gabriela Polit
Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Texas

"Armed Conflict and Collective Rights in the Southern Pacific Region of Colombia"

LLILAS Visiting Resource Professor

Download paper:
Armed Conflict and the Organizing Process of Black Communities in the Colombian South Pacific (English) (.pdf)
Conflicto armado y proceso organizativo en el Pacífico sur colombiano (Spanish) (.pdf)

Listen to audio (.mp3)

María Victoria Uribe
Colombian National Commission of Reparations and Reconciliation

Respondent:
Kaushik Ghosh
Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Texas

"Analogies and Discontinuities in Colombia and Sri Lanka's Violence"

Co-sponsored by LLILAS

Download Related Reading:
Dismembering and Expelling: Semantics of Political Terror in Colombia
(PDF)
Memory in Times of War (PDF)
Terror in the Antipodes: Sri Lanka and Colombia (PDF)

Link to audio (.mp3)

Adeno Addis
William Ray Forrester Professor of Public and Constitutional Law, Tulane University

Respondent:
Barbara Harlow
Louann and Larry Temple Centennial Professor of English Literatures, University of Texas

"Neither Members nor Strangers: Imagining ‘The People' in the Age of the Diaspora"

Listen to audio (.mp3)

Cecilia Medina
Universidad de Chile and immediate past-president, Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Respondent:
Ariel Dulitzky
Clinical Professor of Law & Director, Human Rights Clinic, University of Texas

"The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights: Reflections on a Joint Venture—Twenty Years Later"

LLILAS Visiting Resource Professor

Listen to audio (.mp3)

Sarah Snyder
Cassius Marcellus Clay Fellow, Department of History, Yale University

“The Development and Influence of Helsinki Watch”

Download Paper: "Symbolic Politics And The Cold War: How Helsinki Watch Personalized Human Rights Abuses" (PDF)

Listen to audio (.mp3)

Lisa Hajjar
Associate Professor & Department Chair, Law and Society, University of California, Santa Barbara

“Does Torture Work?”

Download Paper: "Does Torture Work? A Socio-Legal Assessment of the Practice in Historical and Global Perspective" (PDF)

Listen to audio (.mp3)

Murhabazi Namegabe
Director, Bureau pour le Volontariat au Sevice de l’Enfance et de la Santé (BVES), Democratic Republic of the Congo

"Children and Armed Conflict "

Dr. Namegabe's happy hour discussed his work in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the ongoing conflicts in Africa, particularly as these conflicts affect young people.

Watch video of lecture (.mp4)

Gillian Slovo
South African born novelist, playwright and memoirist

"Ruth First and the South African Struggle"

Download Paper: "Portrait of an Activist: Ruth First and the South African Struggle"

Read an excerpt from Slovo's book: "Every Secret Thing"

Co-sponsored by the UT English Department

Listen to audio (.mp3)



2008-2009

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Rhonda Evans Case
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, East Carolina University

“Representing Refugees ‘Down Under’”

Co-sponsored by the Edward A. Clark Center for Australian and New Zealand Studies.

Listen to audio (.mp3)

Susan Benesch
Visiting Professor, University of Baltimore School of Law

"Song as Crime: the Prosecution of a Pop Star, and other New Cases on Incitement to Genocide"

Listen to audio (.mp3)

Gretchen Ritter
Professor, Department of Government & Director of the Center for Women's and Gender Studies, University of Texas

"Women, Human Rights, and the 'War on Terrorism'"

Listen to audio (.mp3)

Kathleen Cleaver
Visiting Professor, University of Texas at Austin School of Law

“Fighting for Human Rights in the Homeland”

Private Luncheon

Benjamin Gregg
Associate Professor, Department of Government, University of Texas

"Human Rights as Social Theory"

Download the paper (.pdf)

Listen to audio (.mp3)

Gustavo Meoño
Coordinator, National Police Archives of Guatemala

CANCELLED

“Memory and Impunity: Mining the Archives of the Guatemalan National Police”

Co-sponsored by LLILAS

Read more: Recovery of the Guatemalan Police Archives - An Update, by Kate Boyle (George Washington University, The National Security Archive: July 2, 2008).

See also our Projects and Publications: Impunity in Guatemala.

Shirin Ebadi
Nobel Peace Laureate (2003), civil rights activist and lecturer in law, University of Tehran

Roundtable Discussion: “Law, Locality, and International Human Rights”

A conversation moderated by Rapoport Center Director Karen Engle, with UT Professors Kamran Ali, Mounira Charrad, Barbara Harlow, Neville Hoad, and Shannon Speed.

Immediately followed by a Reception.

Co-sponsored by the Humanities Institute and the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law.

Ebadi profile and public events schedule

Watch video of lecture (.mp4)

Daniel Blocq
Royal Netherlands Navy and University of Wisconsin-Madison

“UN Military Observers at Work”

Abstract of Paper (PDF)

Read the feature story.

Listen to audio (.mp3)

Dan Connell
Simmons College, Boston

“From Resistance to Governance: How the EPLF/PFDJ Experience Shapes Eritrea's Regional Strategy”

Abstract of Paper (.pdf)

Read the feature story.

Listen to audio (.mp3)

Roberto Gargarella
Universidad de Buenos Aires

“The Philosophy of Punishment, Human Rights, and International Criminal Law"

Download paper (.pdf)

LLILAS Visiting Resource Professor, October 20-25

Read the feature story.

Listen to audio (.mp3)

Helena Alviar Garcia
Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá

“The Progressive Redistribution of Land in Latin America: Between Economic Development and Positivism”

Abstract of Paper (.pdf)

Audio: Alviar Garcia presentation (Windows Media Player)

Listen to audio (.mp3)

Philippe Sands
University College London

"The Torture Team: International Criminal Liability for Lawyers?"

Related Reading:
Link to Vanity Fair article, "The Green Light" (May 2008)
Congressional Hearings (May 2008) (.pdf)
Congressional Hearings (July 2008) (.pdf)

Listen to audio (.mp3)



2007-2008

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Itty Abraham
Director, South Asia Institute, University of Texas

"A Genealogy of Caring: A Long View of the Figure of the Refugee"

Listen to audio (.mp3)

Álvaro Restrepo
Founder, El Colegio de Cuerpo de Cartagena de Indias

"Individual Body/Collective Body"

Read the press release.

LLILAS Visiting Resource Professor; co-sponsored by the Performing Arts Center

Watch video of lecture (.mp4)

Jennifer Harbury
Human Rights Lawyer

"The US and Torture: History and Jurisprudence"

Watch video of lecture (.mp4)

Barbara Harlow
Professor, Department of English, University of Texas

"Tortured Thoughts: The Example Set by Ruth First from her Interrogation in 1963 to her Assassination in 1982"

Alejandro Moreno
Physicians for Human Rights

"Implementation of the Istanbul Protocol - A Summary Report of the Efforts to Eliminate Torture and Ill-Treatment in Mexico"

Listen to audio (.mp3)

Karen Engle
Cecil D. Redford Professor in Law & Director, Rapoport Center,
University of Texas School of Law

Gerald Torres
Bryant Smith Chair in Law,
University of Texas School of Law

"Indigenous Roads to Development" (.pdf)
"Indigenous Peoples, Afro-Indigenous Peoples and Reparations" (.pdf)

Moderator/Discussant: Shannon Speed, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Texas

Listen to audio (.mp3)

Daniel Bonilla
Associate Professor, Universidad de los Andes School of Law, Bogotá, Colombia

"Legal Pluralism and Extra-Legal Property: Class, Culture and Law in Bogotá." (.pdf)

Valentine Moghadam
Director of Gender Studies, Purdue University

"Globalization, States, and Social Rights: Negotiating Women's Economic Citizenship in the Maghreb." (.pdf)

Listen to audio (.mp3)

Vasuki Nesiah
Senior Associate, International Center for Transitional Justice

"Delimiting Accountability: Writing History out of Justice" (.pdf)

Listen to audio (.mp3)

Patrick Macklem
William C. Graham Chair Professor of Law, University of Toronto

"What is International Human Rights Law? Three Applications of a Distributive Account." (.pdf)

Listen to audio (.mp3)


2006-2007

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Thomas M. Franck
Murry and Ida Becker Professor of Law Emeritus, New York University

"State Responsibility in the Era of Individual Criminal Culpability"

Paper: Tom Franck - State Responsibility in the Era of Individual Criminal Culpability (.pdf)

Draft for Rapoport Center Workshop on Human Rights and Justice, Sept. 25, 2006

Not for quotation or circulation outside the workshop.

Liliana Obregon
Professor of International Law, Universidad de los Andes Bogotá, Colombia

"A Historical Look at the Inter-American System of Human Rights"

For background on Professor Obregon's talk, please see her article, "Between Civilisation and Barbarism: Creole interventions in international law."

LLILAS Visiting Resource Professor

Amr Shalakany
Assistant Professor of Law, American University in Cairo, Egypt

"Comparative Law as Archeology: On Sodomy, Islamic Law and the Human Rights Activist"

Paper: Amr Shalakany - Comparative Law as Archeology: On Sodomy, Islamic Law and the Human Rights Activist (.pdf)

Co-sponsored by Middle Eastern Studies and the LGBTQ/Sexualities Research Cluster

Denise Gilman
L.L.M. Candidate & Teaching Fellow, Georgetown University

"Calling the United States' Bluff: How Sovereign Immunity Undermines the United States' Claim to an Effective Domestic Human Rights System"

Paper: Gilman - Calling the United States' Bluff (.pdf)

Forthcoming in Georgetown Law Journal , Vol. 95 (February 2007)

Rosalva Aída Hernández Castillo
Center for Research and Advanced Studies in Social Anthropology, Mexico

"Indigenous Peoples of Mexico and their Struggles for Rights: Gender Perspective on Cultural Citizenship"

Paper: National Law and Indigenous Customary Law: The struggle for justice of indigenous women in Chiapas, Mexico (.pdf)

LLILAS Visiting Resource Professor

Rachel Holmes
Author

"African Queen: The Real Life of the Hottentot Venus"

Co-sponsored by the English Department

Robert D. King
Audre and Bernard Rapoport Regents Chair of Jewish Studies and Distinguished Teaching Professor, University of Texas Linguistics

"Language Rights?"

Derek Jinks and Scott Sullivan
Assistant Professors of Law, University of Texas

"Rule of Law in Wartime: The Issues and the Academic Program"

Listen to audio (.mp3)

Christine Kovic
Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Houston, Clear Lake

"Central American Migrants and Mexico's Southern Border: Human Rights and the Criminalization of Poor Workers"

Co-sponsored by the Anthropology Department

Julio Solórzano Foppa
Writer, Director, Producer
Mexico

"Human Rights in Guatemala"

Listen to audio (.mp3)

Co-sponsored by the Performing Arts Center and LLILAS

Andy Palacio
Garifuna Artist, Belize

"How Does One Assign Value to Culture?" A Discussion about the History, Music and Cultural Survival of the Garifuna

Read more about Garifuna culture.

Listen to audio (.mp3)

Co-sponsored by the Performing Arts Center


2005-2006

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Susan Marks
Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge, & Director of Studies & Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge

"The Ticking Bomb and Other Modern Myths"

Abstract of talk (.pdf)

Paper: "Apologising for Torture" (.pdf)

Laurel Fletcher
Clinical Professor of Law & Director, International Human Rights Law Clinic, University of California, Berkeley

"Bystanders: The Limits of International Criminal Trials and Jurisprudence"

Paper: From Indifference to Engagement: Bystanders and International Criminal Justice (.pdf)

Erika George
Associate Professor of Law, University of Utah

Abstract of paper (.pdf)

Working paper: "Development Priorities, Human Rights Principles: Globalization and the Place of the Transnational Private Actor" (.pdf)

Ryan Goodman
Assistant Professor of Law, Harvard

Derek Jinks
Assistant Professor of Law, UT at Austin

"International Human Rights Law and the Socialization of States"

Paper: "International Law and State Socialization" (.pdf)

Additional suggested reading: Introduction, Parts I and V, and Conclusion of "How To Influence States" (.pdf)

Nathaniel Berman
Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School

"The Law of War as a Field of Battle"

Handout for talk: "Law of War" (.pdf)

Paper: "Privileging Combat" (.pdf)

Judson Wood, Jr.
Attorney at Law,
Cox Smith Matthews Incorporated

"San Antonio's La Villita, Pan-Americanism and World War II"

Description and biography (.pdf)

Kerry Rittich
Faculty of Law, University of Toronto

"Redesigning Workers' Rights for the Global Economy: Core Labor Rights Confront Labor Market Flexibility"

Tony Buti
Senior Lecturer in Law, Murdoch University,
Perth, Western Australia

"The Australian 'Stolen Generations' and Reparations"

Abstract (.pdf)
Paper (.pdf)

Daniel Brinks
Assistant Professor, Department of Government, UT at Austin

"The law, politics and impact of litigating social and economic rights in the developing world"

Abstract (.pdf)

Paolo Carozza
Associate Professor of Law, Notre Dame Law School & Member, Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

"Trafficking in Human Rights in the Postmodern Age"

Abstract (.pdf)


2004-2005

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Ralph Wilde
Lecturer, Department of Laws
University College London

"From Guantanamo Bay to Abu Ghraib: Extraterritorial State Action and International Human Rights Law"

Michael Dale
Director
Northwest Workers Justice Project

Brown bag with students and guest speaker at Transnational Worker Rights Clinic seminar taught by Bill Beardall

Neville Hoad
Assistant Professor, English
University of Texas at Austin

"Disorientations: Sexuality Rights Claims and Imperial Geography"

Jules Lobel
Professor
University of Pittsburgh Law School

"Anticipating the War on Terror: Preventative Detention at Home and Pre-emptive War Abroad"

Joanne Mariner
Deputy Director
Americas Division, Human Rights Watch

"Crisis in Darfur" (with commentary by Rebecca Lorins) and brown bag with students

Lance Compa
Senior Lecturer
Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations

Brown bag to present January 2005 Human Rights Watch report "Blood, Sweat and Fear: Workers' Rights in U.S. Meat and Poultry Plants"


2003-2004

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Gretchen Ritter
Associate Professor,
UT Department of Government

“U.S. Gender Politics in Transatlantic Dialogue: Internationalism and the Debate of Women's Rights in the U.S. in the 1940s”

Pascale Bos
Professor,
UT Department of Germanic Studies

"Interpreting the Politics of Wartime Rape: Berlin 1945"

Lama Abu-Odeh
Associate Professor,
Georgetown University Law Center

“The Regulation of Crimes of Honor in the Contemporary Islamic World”

Anthony Anghie
Professor,
University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law

“Self-Government, Imperialism, and the Birth of International Institutions”

Flavia Agnes, Sarah Buel, and Barbara Hines

"Violence Against Women: Emerging Transnational Approaches" (Panel Discussion)


2002-2003

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Charles Hale
Professor, UT Anthropology

“Struggles for Human Rights and Against Impunity in Guatemala: Lessons from the Myrna Mack Murder Trial”

David Kennedy
Henry Shattuck Professor of Law
Harvard Law School

“The International Human Rights Movement: Part of the Problem?”

Martti Koskenniemi
Professor, University of Helsinki

“Human Rights, Politics, and Love”

Shannon Speed
Professor, UT Anthropology

“Rights at the Intersection:
Gender and Ethnicity in Nicolás Ruiz, Chiapas”

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Andy Palacio strums his guitar as part of his presentation on Garifuna music and the human right to culture, April 2007

Please join us for this semester’s Happy Hour Speaker Series.