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October 20, 2008

Human Rights Happy Hour: Roberto Gargarella to speak on “The Philosophy of Punishment, Human Rights, and International Criminal Law,” Monday, October 20, 2008

On October 20, 2008 from 3:30–5:30 PM, in the Sheffield Room at The University of Texas School of Law, the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice will host Roberto Gargarella, who will speak on “The Philosophy of Punishment, Human Rights, and International Criminal Law.”

Roberto Gargarella is a professor of Constitutional Theory and Political Philosophy at the Universidad de Buenos Aires and at the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. He received degrees in Law and Sociology from the Universidad de Buenos Aires, an Master's in Political Science from the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO), and a J.D. and Master’s in Law from the University of Chicago. He also conducted postdoctoral research at Balliol College, Oxford. Gargarella has authored and edited more than twenty-five books in English and Spanish on constitutional theory, political philosophy, and democratic law, with an emphasis on economic and social rights. He has been honored with numerous awards, including a Tinker Scholarship, a Fulbright Scholarship, a Harry Frank Guggenheim Fellowship, and a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship. Selected as a LLILAS Visiting Resource Professor for fall 2008, Gargarella has also been a visiting professor at the University of Bergen, Southwestern University, University of Oslo, and the Universitat Pompeu Fabre, and a visiting scholar at Columbia University and New York University.

His paper is posted on the Rapoport Center website at:
http://www.utexas.edu/law/academics/centers/humanrights/events/speakerseries.html

For more information on the Rapoport Center’s Human Rights Happy Hour Speaker Series, including additional upcoming speakers, please visit the website:
http://www.utexas.edu/law/academics/centers/humanrights/events/speakerseries.html.

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The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice

Program contact: Sarah Cline, Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, scline@law.utexas.edu

Media contact: Kirston Fortune, UT Law Communications Office, (512) 471-7330, or kfortune@law.utexas.edu