The Orville H. Schell J. Center for International Human Rights coordinates a diverse program of human rights activities, including the Human Rights Workshop, a weekly gathering of students, scholars, and practitioners in the field of human rights.

Background readings are available one week prior to the workshop by emailing

For more information, contact the Schell Center at 203-432-7480.

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Upcoming Workshops

February 16 Thursday

Human Rights Workshop: Vijaya Ramachandran, "Climate Colonialism"

12:15PM to 1:30PM

Online event

Vijaya Ramachandran is the Director for Energy and Development at The Breakthrough Institute. Her research focuses on energy infrastructure and its role in alleviating poverty. Vijaya has worked at the World Bank, the United Nations, and the Center for Global Development, mostly focusing on economic development in Sub Saharan Africa. Her work has been published in Foreign Policy, Nature, and other journals, and has been cited by media outlets including the Economist, National Public Radio, and the Guardian.

February 23 Thursday

Human Rights Workshop: César Rodríguez-Garavito, "Climatizing Human Rights"

12:15PM to 1:30PM

Room 128

César Rodríguez-Garavito is Professor of Clinical Law, Chair of the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, and Director of the Earth Rights Advocacy Clinic (ERA)  at NYU School of Law. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Open Global Rights. He has been as visiting professor at Stanford, Brown, the University of Melbourne, European University Institute, University of Pretoria, the Getulio Vargas Foundation (Brazil) and the Andean University of Quito.

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