Video is available of Professor William Forbath’s recent lecture at the University of Oregon on “Human Rights: the Socialism of the 21st Century?”
On Tuesday, April 5, 2011, the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice and the Center for Global Energy, International Arbitration, and Environmental Law will host a Human Rights Happy Hour featuring Professor Judith Kimerling of the City University of New York, who will present a lecture entitled “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?”
On Monday, March 7, 2011, the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice will host the second Human Rights Happy Hour of the spring semester: a screening of the film Nostalgia de la Luz (Memory of the Light). The screening, which is free and open to the public, will take place this afternoon at the University of Texas School of Law, TNH 2.140 from 3:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.
Pulitzer Prize–winning author and New Yorker staff writer Lawrence Wright will deliver the keynote address at the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center’s seventh annual multidisciplinary conference, “Aftershocks: Legacies of Conflict,” on February 17 and 18, 2011.
On Monday, November 22, 2010, the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice will host the final Human Rights Happy Hour of the fall semester. Professor Paola Bergallo, from the Universidad de San Andrés in Buenos Aires, Argentina, will present a lecture entitled “Cycles of Right to Health Litigation: The Elusive Argentine Experience.”
Yale University Professor of Philosophy Thomas Pogge will lead a workshop discussion on his paper, “TRIPS, Human Rights, and the Health Impact Fund,” on Thursday, November 18, 2010, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., in TNH 3.124 at the University of Texas School of Law.
On Monday, November 8, 2010, the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice will host Professor Samera Esmeir, associate professor of rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley, who will present a lecture entitled “Temporalities of Struggle: National Liberation Movements and International Strategies of Rule.”
A report researched and written by faculty and students in the Law School’s Human Rights Clinic details the struggles of Costa Rica’s indigenous Teribe tribe in the face of a proposed dam on the Terraba River, which threatens to flood their lands.
On Monday, October 25, 2010, the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice will host Professor Lora Wildenthal, associate professor of history at Rice University, who will present a lecture entitled “Asylum Rights between Left and Right: The German Case.”
Read an interview with Karen L. Engle, Cecil D. Redford Professor in Law and director of the Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, about her new book, The Elusive Promise of Indigenous Development: Rights, Culture, Strategy. The book was published in fall 2010 by Duke University Press.