September 8 Thursday

Human Rights Workshop: Reed Brody, "The Hissène Habré Case—Victims Bring a Dictator to Justice"

12:10PM to 1:45PM

Room 128

Reed Brody is author of four Human Rights Watch reports on the U.S. treatment of prisoners in the “war on terror” and the book “Faut-il Juger George Bush?”

September 15 Thursday

Human Rights Workshop: Mustafa Haid, Founder, Dalwaty, and World Fellow, Yale University

12:10PM to 1:45PM

Faculty Lounge

Mustafa Haid is the chairperson of Dawlaty Foundation, a Syrian nonprofit foundation that works with nonviolent activists on capacity-building toward democratic transition and transitional justice in Syria.

September 29 Thursday

Human Rights Workshop: Richard Amesbury, "Framing the Circumcision Debate: Bodily Integrity vs. Religious Freedom"

12:10PM to 1:45PM

Room 128

A scholar of religious ethics and religion and political thought, Richard Amesbury holds the chair in Theological Ethics at the University of Zurich, where he also heads the Institute for Social Ethics. His current book project, Secular State and Religious Nation (under contract with Columbia University Press), examines political uses of the secular-religious distinction in contemporary American culture.

Lunch will be provided.
 

See attachments for background readings.

October 13 Thursday

Human Rights Workshop: David Rieff, "Do Peace And Justice Always Go Hand in Hand, and is Either Better Served by Remembrance or by Forgetting?"

12:10PM to 1:45PM

Faculty Lounge

David Rieff is a New York-based journalist and author. During the nineteen-nineties, he covered conflicts in Africa (Rwanda, Burundi, Congo, Liberia), the Balkans (Bosnia and Kosovo), and Central Asia. Rieff has written extensively about Iraq, and, more recently, about Latin America. He is the author of eight books, including Slaughterhouse: Bosnia and the Failure of the West and A Bed for the Night: Humanitarianism in Crisis. He has published numerous articles in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Le Monde, El Pais, The New Republic, World Affairs, Harper's, The Atlantic Monthly, Foreign Affairs, The Nation, and other publications. His book The Reproach of Hunger: Food, Justice, and Money in the 21st century was published by Simon & Schuster in October 2015. Rieff’s latest book In Praise of Forgetting: the Irony of Historical Memory was published in April 2016 by Yale University Press.
https://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/mar/02/cult-of-memory-when-hi....

Lunch will be provided.

Background readings are available at the links below:

http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/04/14/the-united-states-museum-of-holocaus...

https://www.ictj.org/debate/article/when-collective-memory-poisoned-it-b...

October 28 Friday

Human Rights Workshop: Kim Lane Scheppele, "The Moral Crisis of Europe"

12:10PM to 1:45PM

Faculty Lounge

Professor Kim Scheppele is the Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Sociology and International Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School and the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University. She joined the Princeton faculty in 2005 after nearly a decade on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, where she was the John J. O’Brien Professor of Comparative Law.  Scheppele’s work focuses on the intersection of constitutional and international law, particularly in constitutional systems under stress.

November 3 Thursday

Human Rights Workshop: Elizabeth Borgwardt, “Thinking Humanity” – The Nuremberg Idea in History, Law & Politics

12:10PM to 1:45PM

Faculty Lounge

Elizabeth Borgwardt specializes in the History of International Law with a focus on human rights ideas and institutions. Her book, A New Deal for the World: America’s Vision for Human Rights, was published by the Belknap imprint of Harvard University Press and is in its fourth printing. New Deal for the World has been recognized as the best book in the history of ideas by the Organization of American Historians with the Merle Curti Book Award, as the best first book in U.S.

November 10 Thursday

Human Rights Workshop: Olivier De Schutter, "Must Corporations Obey Human Rights?"

12:10PM to 1:40PM

Faculty Lounge

Olivier De Schutter is a Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School. A professor at the University of Louvain (Belgium) and at SciencesPo (France), he served from 2008 to 2014 as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food, and since 2015, he has been a member of the UN Committee on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights.

November 17 Thursday

Human Rights Workshop: Jack Goldsmith, "Obama's Legal Legacy in War"

12:10PM to 1:45PM

Faculty Lounge

Jack Goldsmith is the Henry L. Shattuck Professor at Harvard Law School, a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and co-founder of Lawfareblog.com. He teaches and writes about national security law, presidential power, cybersecurity, international law, internet law, foreign relations law, and conflict of laws.  Before coming to Harvard, professor Goldsmith served as Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Counsel from 2003-2004, and Special Counsel to the Department of Defense from 2002-2003. 

Lunch will be provided.

January 26 Thursday
February 2 Thursday

Human Rights Workshop: Professor Timothy Snyder, "Lessons of Totalitarianism"

12:10PM to 1:30PM

Room 128

Timothy Snyder is the Bird White Housum Professor of History at Yale University, specializing in the history of central and eastern Europe. He received his B.A. from Brown University and his doctorate from the University of Oxford, where he was a British Marshall Scholar at Balliol College. He has also held fellowships in Paris, Warsaw, and at Harvard, where he was an Academy Scholar.

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