The Schell Center coordinates a diverse program of human rights activities that serve students and scholars at Yale and contribute to the development of the human rights community locally and internationally. The Center sponsors frequent panels, lectures, and discussions, including the weekly Human Rights Workshop: Current Issues and Events. The Schell Center also works in collaboration with other centers and programs at Yale to sponsor interdisciplinary events.

Upcoming Events


March 28 Thursday

Human Rights Workshop: Adriana Carranca, "Human Rights and Partisanship: Can We Defend Universal Rights in a Divided World? The Case of the 2018 Presidential Elections in Brazil"

12:10PM to 1:45PM

Calabresi Faculty Lounge

Adriana Carranca is a journalist and non-fiction writer. She has worked for over 15 years reporting to and from Latin America, covering mainly armed conflicts, human rights, and humanitarian crisis, on assignment to Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, Indonesia, Israel, Palestine, Egypt, D.R. Congo, South Sudan, Uganda, Mexico, Haiti, and elsewhere, as well as all over Brazil. She is the 2018 recipient of the Overseas Press Club Scholars Award. Her articles have appeared at The Atlantic, Foriegn Policy magazine, Slate, and others.

April 1 Monday

Alex Whiting '90, "The International Criminal Court in a Fracturing World"

6:10PM to 7:30PM

SLB Room 128

Alex Whiting is a Professor of Practice at Harvard Law School where he teaches, writes and consults on domestic and international criminal prosecution issues.  Previously, he worked for 18 years as a U.S.

April 4 Thursday

A Conversation with Current Bernstein & Robina Fellows

12:10PM to 2:00PM

Calabresi Faculty Lounge

Current Bernstein and Robina Fellows will discuss their work.

April 4 Thursday

Bernstein Symposium: "Borders, Refuge and Rights"

4:00PM to 6:00PM

TBD

Conversations about the international refugee system’s many failings often focus on refugees as objects of humanitarian relief rather than as rights-bearers and political subjects. The opening panel will consider who speaks for refugees and how. This session will feature a keynote address by Chris Abani, to be followed by a conversation among writers and journalists about the potential for language to recenter public discourse on refugees’ own dignity, agency and humanity.

April 5 Friday

Bernstein Symposium: "Borders, Refuge and Rights"

10:00AM to 5:30PM

TBD

The figures are overwhelming. An estimated 68.5 million people have been forcibly displaced by persecution, conflict, or violence. Current crises across the globe – Bangladesh, Syria, Sudan, Venezuela, Yemen – have revealed the crumbling foundations of the international refugee regime. Questions that have hounded that system since its founding reverberate even more loudly today amidst the populist and nationalist backlash to globalization. This symposium will convene writers, scholars, activists, lawyers, and journalists to take stock of what is and to imagine what might come to be.

April 11 Thursday

Human Rights Workshop: Hala Al-Dosari, "The Counter-Revolution in Saudi Arabia: Is Economic Reform Enough?"

12:10PM to 1:45PM

Calabresi Faculty Lounge

Hala Al-Dosari is a scholar-activist in women's health and human rights from Saudi Arabia. She holds a Ph.D. in health services research with a focus on epidemiology. Her research focuses on intimate partner violence against women and the social determinants of health. In addition, she has researched the impact of gender norms on family laws in the Arab Gulf states and the gender norms and women's health in Saudi Arabia. Currently, she examines the social determinants of sexual and reproductive health of women in Saudi Arabia at New York University.

April 18 Thursday

Human Rights Workshop: Sari Bashi, '03, "Engaging the Oppressor: How to Talk to and About Human Rights Violators"

12:10PM to 1:45PM

Room 128

Sari Bashi is a Lecturer in Law and the Robina Foundation Visiting Human Rights Fellow at Yale Law School. She writes and lectures on international humanitarian law and Israeli policy toward the occupied Palestinian territories, especially Gaza. Bashi came to Yale Law School after serving as the Israel/Palestine Country Director at Human Rights Watch. Prior to joining Human Rights Watch, she co-founded the Israeli human rights group Gisha, promoting the right to freedom of movement in Gaza, and served as its executive director from its foundation in 2005 until 2014.

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