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.
Balakrishnan Rajagopal is Associate Professor of Law and Development at the Department of Urban Studies and Planning and founding Director of the Program on Human Rights and Justice at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and the founder of the Displacement Research and Action Network.
Louisa Lombard is Associate Professor on Term of Anthropology at Yale University. She is a cultural anthropologist who studies African borderland areas where the state is largely absent, and a range of actors govern. Her current research projects explore transformations in the practice of war in Central Africa: aggressive military peacekeepers' ethics; human displacement and justice; and the changing ways people use violence to protect what they hold sacred.