2019/2020 Human Rights Series

The 2019/2020 Human Rights Talks Series encourages engagement with human rights issues among undergraduate students. Jointly sponsored by the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life and the University Network for Human Rights, the Series brings experts in the field of human rights to campus to engage in dialogue on current events.

All events are free, open to the public, and lunch will be served.

All events are from 12.00-1.00 on Thursdays in PAC 002 unless otherwise stated.


Thurs, Sept 12, Clara Long, Human Rights Watch
Family Separation, Abuses on the US-Mexico Border and US Foreign Relations

Tues, Sept 17, Elizabeth Schmidt, Loyola University (Maryland)
Foreign interventions in Africa, national security and human rights

Thurs, Sept 19, Samuel Moyn, Yale University
The Case Against Humane War

Tues, Sept 24, Aya Yadlin Segal, Haddassah College (location Judd 116)
Women’s Rights are Human Rights: Understanding Deepfake content as a violation of human rights

Thurs, Oct 10, Hiram Chodosh, President, Claremont McKenna College
Debating human rights

Thurs, Oct 17, Maina Kiai, Former UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Association
Unions, Labor Rights and the Right to Association in the United States in International Perspective

Thurs, Oct 24, Jamil Dakwar, ACLU
Trump’s Commission on Unalienable Rights and its relation to human rights challenges and abuses in the United States

Thurs, Oct 31, Valerie Sperling, Clark University
Courting Gender Justice: Russia, Turkey, and the European Court of Human Rights

Thurs, Nov 7, Rachel Denber, Human Rights Watch
The state of human rights in Russia

Thurs, Nov 14, Chi Mgbako, Fordham Law School
Human Rights and Sex Workers: Decriminalization, Legalization and Abolition in Africa

Thurs, Nov 21, Sarah Margon, Policy Director, Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Advocacy in the United States in the Age of Trump