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


January 30 Thursday

Dr. Rosalee Gonzalez, "Our Road Leading up to the Paris Agreement and its Implementation: Indigenous Women and the Global Struggle for Climate Justice"

12:10PM to 1:30PM

SLB Room 122

Indigenous women are at the forefront of movements modeling sustainable environmental solutions that halt climate impact on their land and territories. Indigenous Women have played a crucial role in the negotiation processes leading up to the adoption of the Paris Agreement (2015) and its implementation.  This presentation will focus on the trajectory of the globalization of indigenous women movements to influence international affairs, specifically international mechanisms and treaties that impact the livelihood of indigenous peoples around the world. Dr.

February 6 Thursday

Human Rights Workshop: Marbre Stahly-Butts '13, Executive Director, Law for Black Lives, "Reparations"

12:10PM to 1:45PM

Calabresi Faculty Lounge

Marbre Stahly-Butts, Executive Director of Law for Black Lives, works closely with organizers, lawyers and legal advocates to build a responsive legal infrastructure for movement organizations and to advance and actualize radical policy.

February 12 Wednesday

Economic Aspects of the Women, Peace & Security Agenda

12:10PM to 1:30PM

Calabresi Faculty Lounge

Speakers:

Smita Ramnarain, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Rhode Island

Jeni Klugman, Managing Director, Georgetown University's Institute for Women, Peace and Security

Moderator:  Mayesha Alam, Ph.D. candidate, Yale's Department of Political Science

February 13 Thursday

Human Rights Workshop: Nina Jankowicz, "How to Lose the Information War: Lessons Learned from Eastern Europe"

12:10PM to 1:45PM

Calabresi Faculty Lounge

Nina Jankowicz is a Disinformation Fellow at the Wilson Center. She studies the intersection of democracy and technology in Central and Eastern Europe. Her book, HOW TO LOSE THE INFORMATION WAR, will be published by Bloomsbury's IBTauris in Spring 2020. Ms. Jankowicz has advised the Ukrainian government on strategic communications under the auspices of a Fulbright-Clinton Public Policy Fellowship. Her writing has been published by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, BuzzFeed News, The Wilson Quarterly, and others.

February 20 Thursday

Human Rights Workshop: Erika Dailey, "What are the Real Impacts of Strategic Human Rights Litigation?"

12:10PM to 1:45PM

Calabresi Faculty Lounge

Erika Dailey is the Senior Officer for Research at the Open Society Justice Initiative, based in New York. Since 2014 she has overseen the organisation's efforts to document human rights abuses and establish fact patterns for advocacy and strategic litigation on subject-matter areas ranging from discrimination to grave crimes. She also manages the portfolios on climate justice and the impacts of strategic human rights litigation.

February 24 Monday

Martha Davis, Human Rights in Small Places: A Cook’s Tour of Human Rights-Informed Local Governance

12:10PM to 1:30PM

TBD

Martha Davis is Associate Dean for Experiential Education and Professor of Law at Northeastern University School of Law, where she is faculty director of the law school’s human rights program.  Professor Davis has written widely on human rights, social justice, women’s rights, and children’s rights, with scholarly articles in Yale Law Journal, North Carolina Law Review, Fordham Law Journal, NYU Review of Law & Social Change, and others.  She is co-editor of Global Urban Justice: The Rise of Human Rights Cities (Cambridge 2016), and is co-auth

February 27 Thursday

Human Rights Workshop: Peter Jan Honigsberg, “Bearing Witness to Guantánamo”

12:10PM to 1:45PM

Calabresi Faculty Lounge

Peter Jan Honigsberg is Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco, and the founder and director of Witness to Guantánamo.  Prof. Honigsberg has written books, law review articles, op-eds and blogs on Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, the war on terror, national security and human rights.

February 27 Thursday

Professor Joseph Chan, “When the Way Doesn't Prevail: My Philosophical Reflections on the Resistance Movement in Hong Kong”

12:10PM to 1:30PM

TBD

Joseph Chan is Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at The University of Hong Kong and Global Scholar and Visiting Professor at Princeton University (spring semesters 2019-2021). and His recent research interests span Confucian political philosophy, comparative political theory, and contemporary Western theories of democracy, political equality and popular sovereignty.

March 19 Thursday

Human Rights Workshop: Sarah S. Willen “Fighting for Dignity: Migrant Lives at Israel’s Margins”

12:10PM to 1:45PM

Calabresi Faculty Lounge

Sarah S. Willen, PhD, MPH is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Connecticut and Director of the Research Program on Global Health and Human Rights at the university’s Human Rights Institute.

March 26 Thursday
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