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

February 26 Monday

Agnieszka M. Fryszman, "Going After the Big Fish: Litigating Human Trafficking in the Global Supply Chain"

12:10PM to 1:30PM

Room 129

Agnieszka Fryszman is a Partner at Cohen Milstein, and is Chair of the firm’s Human Rights practice group.  She has been recognized as leading one of the best private international human rights practices in the world.

February 28 Wednesday

Film Screening: "Nothing Without Us: The Women Who Will End AIDS"

6:10PM to 8:00PM

Room 127

From New York to Nigeria
From Burundi to the American South
How HIV-positive women on two continents have spent 30 years
fighting for treatment, survival—and a place at the table


March 8 Thursday

Human Rights Workshop: Richard Ashby Wilson, “Get ‘Em Out of Here!”: The Law of Incitement in An Era of Racist Populism"

12:10PM to 1:45PM

Faculty Lounge

Richard Ashby Wilson is the Gladstein Distinguished Chair of Human Rights and Professor of Anthropology and Law at the University of Connecticut. Wilson is the author or editor of eleven books on anthropology, international human rights, truth and reconciliation commissions and international criminal tribunals. His latest book, Incitement On Trial: Prosecuting International Speech Crimes (Cambridge University Press, 2017), evaluates international prosecutions of political leaders and media figures who incite others to ethnic and racial violence and genocide.

March 22 Thursday

Human Rights Workshop: Javier Corrales, "The Expansion of – and Backlash Against – LGBT Rights in the Americas"

12:10PM to 1:45PM

Faculty Lounge

Javier Corrales is the Dwight W. Morrow 1895 professor of Political Science at Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts.  He obtained his Ph.D.

March 29 Thursday

Human Rights Workshop: Anthea Roberts, "Is International Law International?"

12:10PM to 1:45PM

Faculty Lounge

Anthea Roberts is a specialist in public international law, investment treaty law and arbitration, and comparative international law. She is currently an Associate Professor at the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) at the Australian National University. She has previously taught at the London School of Economics, Columbia Law School and Harvard Law School. In 2017, Anthea published a monograph entitled "Is International Law International?" and an edited collected entitled "Comparative International Law," both with Oxford University Press.

April 4 Wednesday

Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights “Human Rights Today”

12:15PM to 1:45PM

Room 129

Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein assumed his functions as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on 1 September 2014, after being selected by the UN Secretary-General and approved by the General Assembly. He is the sixth High Commissioner to have been appointed since the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights was established in 1993.

April 19 Thursday

Regan Ralph ’91: Civil Society is Not the Enemy: Responding to Escalating Attacks on Human Rights Norms and Defenders

12:10PM to 1:45PM

Room 129

Regan E. Ralph is the president and CEO of the Fund for Global Human Rights and has directed the organization since its founding.

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