The full schedule for the Fall 2020 Workshop is posted here. This semester's themes are the COVID-19 pandemic and anti-Black state violence in the United States.

For the Fall 2020 semester, all events will be held via Zoom and will take place at 12:15 pm.  Background readings are available one week prior to the workshop.  To request readings, email:  For more information, contact the Schell Center at 203-432-7480.

Upcoming Workshops

October 1 Thursday

Human Rights Workshop: Roberto Gargarella, "The Need for Democratic Dialogue: Emergency in Latin America"

12:15PM to 1:45PM


Roberto Gargarella is a Professor of Constitutional Theory and Political Philosophy at the Universidad de Buenos Aires and the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella.

If you would like to attend, please email for the zoom link and background reading.

October 15 Thursday

Human Rights Workshop: Tendayi Achiume, "Racial Justice, Human Rights and the UN System"

12:15PM to 1:45PM


E. Tendayi Achiume, YLS '08 is Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law, and Faculty Director of the UCLA Law Promise Institute for Human Rights. She is also a Research Associate with the African Centre for Migration and Society at the University of Witwatersrand. The current focus of her work is the global governance of racism and xenophobia; and the legal and ethical implications of colonialism for contemporary international migration.

October 29 Thursday

Human Rights Workshop: Zinaida Miller, "Race, Transitional Justice and Accountability in the United States"

12:15PM to 1:45PM


Zinaida Miller is Assistant Professor of International Law and Human Rights at the School of Diplomacy and International Relations. Her scholarship focuses on the conceptualization, management, and regulation of post-conflict and transitional territories and populations, particularly in the areas of human rights, humanitarian aid, and transitional justice.

If you are a member of the Yale community and would like to attend this workshop, please email to request the background reading and Zoom link.

November 12 Thursday

Human Rights Workshop: Adelle Blackett, "COVID-19's Essential Workers: Rethinking Social Protection Beyond the Employment Relationship"

12:15PM to 1:45PM


Adelle Blackett, Ad. E., is Professor of Law and Canada Research Chair in Transnational Labour Law and Development at the Faculty of Law, McGill University, where she teaches and researches in the areas of labour and employment law, trade regulation, law and development, critical race theory and slavery and the law

If you are a member of the Yale community and would like to attend this workshop, please email to request the background reading and zoom link.

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