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Schedule

Thursday, February 13, 2014

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

CANCELED Historians are from Venus, Social Scientists are from Mars: Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to the Study of Human Rights
Garrison Hall (GAR 4.100)

Due to disruption of air travel of invited participants, this event has been canceled. Friday’s proceedings will continue as planned.

Schedule

Friday, February 14, 2014

8:15 am – 8:45 am

Breakfast
Jamail Pavilion (CCJ 2.300)

8:45 am – 9:00 am

Welcome
Eidman Courtroom (CCJ 2.306)

Panelists:
  • Daniel Brinks, Associate Professor of Government; Co-Director, Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, University of Texas
  • Zachary Elkins, Associate Professor of Government and Fellow of H. Malcolm Macdonald Chair in Constitutional and Comparative Law, University of Texas
9:00 am – 9:45 am

Casting law as a spell: the ambivalent appeal of Constitutional rights in a violent country
Eidman Courtroom (CCJ 2.306)

Chair: Zachary Elkins, Associate Professor of Government and Fellow of H. Malcolm Macdonald Chair in Constitutional and Comparative Law, University of Texas

Panelists:
Discussant: Sanford Levinson, W. St. John Garwood and W. St. John Garwood, Jr. Centennial Chair and Professor of Government, University of Texas
9:45 am – 10:30 am

Patterns of Social Rights Entrenchment
Eidman Courtroom (CCJ 2.306)

Chair: Zachary Elkins, Associate Professor of Government and Fellow of H. Malcolm Macdonald Chair in Constitutional and Comparative Law, University of Texas

Panelists:
  • Courtney Jung, Professor & Director, M.A. Program, Political Science, University of Toronto

Discussant: Gary Jacobsohn, Professor of Government and H. Malcolm Macdonald Chair in Constitutional and Comparative Law, University of Texas
10:30 am – 10:45 am

Coffee break
Jamail Pavilion (CCJ 2.300)

10:45 am – 11:30 am

Magna Carta…Holy Grail? Reflecting on the Legacy of the Great Charter
Eidman Courtroom (CCJ 2.306)

Panelists:
  • James Melton, Lecturer in British and Comparative Politics, University College London

Discussant: Daniel Brinks, Associate Professor of Government; Co-Director, Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, University of Texas
11:30 am – 12:15 pm

Law versus Norms: The Impact of Human Rights Treaties on Constitutional Rights
Eidman Courtroom (CCJ 2.306)

Chair: Zachary Elkins, Associate Professor of Government and Fellow of H. Malcolm Macdonald Chair in Constitutional and Comparative Law, University of Texas

Panelists:
  • Mila Versteeg, Associate Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law

Discussant: Cindy Ewing, Ph.D. Student in History, Yale University
12:15 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch
Jamail Pavilion (CCJ 2.300)

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Imagine a world without the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Eidman Courtroom (CCJ 2.306)

Panelists:
  • Zachary Elkins, Associate Professor of Government and Fellow of H. Malcolm Macdonald Chair in Constitutional and Comparative Law, University of Texas
  • Tom Ginsburg, Leo Spitz Professor of International Law, Ludwig and Hilde Wolf Research Scholar & Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago School of Law
  • James Melton, Lecturer in British and Comparative Politics, University College London

Discussant: Samuel Moyn, James Bryce Professor of European Legal History, Columbia University
1:45 pm – 2:30 pm

K.M. Munshi and the Origins of Fundamental Rights in India’s Constitution
Eidman Courtroom (CCJ 2.306)

Chair: Daniel Brinks, Associate Professor of Government; Co-Director, Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, University of Texas

Panelists:
  • Manu Bhagavan, Professor of History, Hunter College and the Graduate Center at City University of New York

Discussant: Paula Newberg, Clinical Professor & Wilson Chair Fellow in Pakistan Studies, University of Texas
2:30 pm – 3:15 pm

Wanted Dead & Alive: Constitutionalism, Human Rights and the Colonial Exception
Eidman Courtroom (CCJ 2.306)

Chair: Daniel Brinks, Associate Professor of Government; Co-Director, Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, University of Texas

Panelists:
  • Tayyab Mahmud, Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Global Justice, Seattle University School of Law

Discussant: Karen Engle, Minerva House Drysdale Regents Chair in Law; Co-director & Founder, Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, The University of Texas School of Law
3:15 pm – 3:30 pm

Coffee break
Jamail Pavilion (CCJ 2.300)

3:30 pm – 4:15 pm

Rights Make Might: Global Human Rights and Minority Social Movements in Japan
Eidman Courtroom (CCJ 2.306)

Chair: Daniel Brinks, Associate Professor of Government; Co-Director, Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, University of Texas

Panelists:
Discussant: Patricia Maclachlan, Associate Professor of Government and Asian Studies; Mitsubishi Heavy Industry Professor of Japanese Studies, University of Texas
4:15 pm – 5:00 pm

Complementarities and mismatches in recent Latin-American conversations on abortion and human rights
Eidman Courtroom (CCJ 2.306)

Chair: Daniel Brinks, Associate Professor of Government; Co-Director, Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, University of Texas

Panelists:
Discussant: Ariel Dulitzky, Clinical Professor; Director, Human Rights Clinic, University of Texas School of Law
5:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Closing discussion
Eidman Courtroom (CCJ 2.306)

Panelists:
  • Daniel Brinks, Associate Professor of Government; Co-Director, Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, University of Texas
  • Zachary Elkins, Associate Professor of Government and Fellow of H. Malcolm Macdonald Chair in Constitutional and Comparative Law, University of Texas