September 7 Thursday

Human Rights Workshop: Catalina Pérez Correa, "Modern Criminal Law and Gender Inequality"

12:10PM to 1:30PM

Room 129

Catalina Pérez Correa is a Professor at the Center for Research and Teaching of Economics (CIDE) in Mexico for the past 6 years. She received her LLM and JSD from the Stanford University Law School.

September 14 Thursday

Human Rights Workshop: Bayartsetseg Jigmiddash, "Gender-based Violence in Mongolia"

12:10PM to 1:30PM

Faculty Lounge

Bayartsetseg Jigmiddash is a lawyer with more than 15 years of professional experience in the field of rule of law and human rights. She has held senior government positions in the justice sector and has been at the forefront of Mongolia’s far-reaching reform initiatives. Currently, she is CEO and Founding Director of Veritas Consulting, an agency specializing in strategic development, management and government compliance. From 2012 to 2016, Jigmiddash served as Secretary of State of the Ministry of Justice of Mongolia, becoming the first woman appointed in this position.

October 26 Thursday

Human Rights Workshop: Christopher Sabatini, "Why Has the Hemispheric Consensus over Democracy and Human Rights Fractured over Venezuela?"

12:10PM to 1:30PM

Faculty Lounge

Christopher Sabatini is a lecturer of international relations and policy at the School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University, the founder and executive director of the new research non-profit, Global Americans and the editor of its news and opinion website www.LatinAmericaGoesGlobal.org. With support from the National Endowment for Democracy and the Ford Foundation, Global Americans conducts research on social inclusion and foreign policy and democracy and human rights.

November 2 Thursday

Human Rights Workshop: Sarah Azaransky, "Global Roots of the U.S. Civil Rights Movement"

12:10PM to 1:30PM

Faculty Lounge

Sarah Azaransky is assistant professor of social ethics at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. She is author of This Worldwide Struggle: Religion and the International Roots of the Civil Rights Movement (Oxford), editor of Religion and Politics in America’s Borderlands (Lexington), and co-wrote the successful application for Pauli Murray’s childhood home to receive National Historic Landmark designation.

November 9 Thursday

Human Rights Workshop: Melissa Hooper, "“Lessons from Poland’s Attacks on Independent Institutions: Civil Society, the Media, and the Judiciary”

12:10PM to 1:30PM

Room 129

Melissa Hooper is a lawyer, a rule of law expert, and the Director of Human Rights and Civil Society programs at Human Rights First.

November 16 Thursday

Human Rights Workshop: Nadia Marzouki, "Offensive Freedom: Contemporary Disputes About the Rights of American Muslims"

12:10PM to 1:30PM

Faculty Lounge

Nadia Marzouki is Research Fellow at the Kamel Center for the Study of Islamic Law and Civilization and a Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School.  She is also a Research Fellow at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris.  Her work examines public controversies about Islam in Europe and the United States. She is also interested in debates about religious freedom and democratization in North Africa. She is the author of Islam, an American Religion (Columbia University Press, 2017).

November 30 Thursday

Human Rights Workshop: Turkuler Isiksel, "Can the EU Defend its Political Values?

12:10PM to 1:30PM

Faculty Lounge

Turkuler Isiksel is the James P. Shenton Assistant Professor of the Core Curriculum at Columbia University and teaches in the Department of Political Science. She holds a PhD in political science from Yale University and works primarily in contemporary political theory. She is the author of Europe’s Functional Constitution.

January 18 Thursday

Human Rights Workshop: Alejandro Madrazo, Professor-Researcher, CIDE Law School and Schell Center Visiting Fellow, "The Constitution as a Casualty of War (On Drugs)"

12:10PM to 1:45PM

Faculty Lounge

Alejandro Madrazo Lajous obtained an LL.B. (’02) from ITAM in Mexico City and both an LL.M. (’03) and a J.S.D. (’06) from YLS. He is currently tenured Professor of Law at CIDE in Aguascalientes, Mexico, where he headed the interdisciplinary Drug Policy Program before coming to Yale this fall. Prior to becoming a full-time professor, he practiced constitutional litigation and won landmark cases on abortion law, same-sex marriage, tobacco control, and anti-trust law before Mexico’s Supreme Court.

February 1 Thursday

Human Rights Workshop: Maria Stephan, "Why Civil Resistance Works and its Relevance to Resurgent Authoritarianism"

12:10PM to 1:45PM

Faculty Lounge

Dr. Maria J. Stephan directs the Program on Nonviolent Action at the U.S. Institute of Peace, which focuses on applied research, training and education and informing policies and practice related to civil resistance, nonviolent action and their roles in transforming violent conflict and advancing just peace. She was formerly a non-resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, where she co-led the Future of Authoritarianism project. Previously, Stephan was lead foreign affairs officer in the U.S.

February 8 Thursday

Human Rights Workshop: Karuna Mantena, "Competing Theories of Nonviolent Politics"

12:10PM to 1:45PM

Room 128

Karuna Mantena is Associate Professor of Political Science at Yale University and co-director of the International Conference for the Study of Political Thought (CSPT).  Her first book, Alibis of Empire: Henry Maine and the Ends of Liberal Imperialism (2010), analyzed the transformation of nineteenth-century British imperial ideology.  She is currently working on a book project on M.K. Gandhi and the politics of nonviolence.

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