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Human Rights Happy Hour: Claudia Briones to speak on “Bringing Anthropology to Court: The Promotion of Trialogues for the Enforcement of Indigenous Rights,” January 31, 2011

On Monday, January 31, 2011, the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice will host the first Human Rights Happy Hour of the spring semester. Dr. Claudia Briones from the National University of Río Negro in Argentina will present a lecture entitled “Bringing Anthropology to Court: The Promotion of Trialogues for the Enforcement of Indigenous Rights.” The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will take place from 3:30–5:30 p.m. in the Jury Room (CCJ 3.210) at the University of Texas School of Law. 

Gerald Torres, Bryant Smith Chair in Law at the Law School, will serve as respondent.

Briones is director of graduate and postgraduate teaching in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the National University of Río Negro. She is also coordinator of the Anthropological Sciences degree program and is a senior researcher at the National Council for Scientific Research. Previously, she was a professor of anthropology at the University of Buenos Aires. Briones earned her PhD in anthropology from the University of Texas, where she was a Fulbright Commission Argentina Doctoral Fellow. She is a leading scholar in anthropology and indigenous studies in Argentina, and has researched and written widely on the Mapuche Indians in Chile and Argentina, especially in the context of cultural politics and communal identity. She has conducted extensive fieldwork with the Mapuche communities, and has also published books on native peoples in the Pampa, Patagonia, and Tierra del Fuego regions of South America.

Contact: Sarah Cline, Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, 512-232-4857, scline@law.utexas.edu.

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