Workshops are held at 12:10 pm in the Faculty Lounge, unless otherwise noted on the schedule. View the Fall 2018 schedule here.  Background readings are usually available a week prior to the workshop.  To request background readings, email:  For more information, contact the Schell Center at 203-432-7480.

Upcoming Workshops

March 21 Thursday

Human Rights Workshop: Jeffrey S. Kahn '10, " From Nixon's Guantánamo to Trump's Asylum Ban: A Brief History of US Border Externalization"

12:10PM to 1:45PM

Calabresi Faculty Lounge


Jeffrey Kahn is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Davis. His research focuses on issues of migration, mobility, border policing, and sovereignty. Prior to joining the Anthropology Department at UC Davis, Professor Kahn was an Academy Scholar at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, a Robina Foundation International Human Rights Fellow at Yale Law School, and a law clerk to the Hon. Judith W. Rogers of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

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 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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