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September 9, 2009

Human Rights Happy Hour: Sarah Snyder to speak on “The Development and Influence of Helsinki Watch,” Monday, September 14, 2009

On Monday, September 14, from 3:30–5:30, in room number TNH 3.214 at the University of Texas School of Law, the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice will host Sarah Snyder, who will speak on “The Development and Influence of Helsinki Watch.”

Sarah Snyder is the Cassius Marcellus Clay Fellow in the History Department at Yale University. She received her PhD from Georgetown University in 2006 and specializes in transnational, international, transatlantic, and diplomatic history. She earned an MA from the University College London in 2000 and a BA with honors from Brown University in 1999. She previously served as the Pierre Keller Post Doctoral Fellow in Transatlantic Relations at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale and as a Professorial Lecturer at Georgetown. While the Keller Fellow, she worked on a manuscript analyzing the development of a transnational network devoted to human rights advocacy and its significant contributions to the end of the Cold War. As a Clay Fellow, Snyder researches United States human rights policy during the Cold War.

A .pdf copy of Professor Snyder’s paper, “Symbolic Politics and the Cold War: How Helsinki Watch Personalized Human Rights Abuses,” can be found on the Rapoport Center website.

More information on the Rapoport Center’s Human Rights Happy Hour Speaker Series, including additional upcoming speakers, can also be found on the Rapoport Center website.

Contact

Alia Hasan, Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, ahasan@law.utexas.edu