September 6 Thursday

Human Rights Workshop: Dr. Courtney C. Radsch, "Journalism on the Frontlines: Terror, Tech and Tenacity"

12:10PM to 1:45PM

Faculty Lounge

Dr. Courtney Radsch is a free expression advocate who works at the nexus of media, activism and technology and is the author of Cyberactivism and Citizen Journalism in Egypt: Digital Dissidence and Political Change. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Al Jazeera, and the Columbia Journalism Review, among others.

September 27 Thursday

Human Rights Workshop: James Loeffler, "Jewish Human Rights: The Past and Future of Legal Cosmopolitanism"

12:10PM to 1:45PM

Faculty Lounge

James Loeffler is the Berkowitz Professor of Jewish History at the University of Virginia.

October 11 Thursday

Human Rights Workshop: Yarimar Bonilla, "American Disaster(s): Race, Empire, and Emergency in Puerto Rico, USA"

12:10PM to 1:45PM

Faculty Lounge

Professor Bonilla is Associate Professor in the Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies and the Department of Anthropology. Blurring the lines between political and historical anthropology, she teaches and writes about political imaginaries, colonial legacies, and the politics of history in the Atlantic World. Her first book, Non-Sovereign Futures, examines the political possibilities that emerge in the wake of disenchantment with postcolonial sovereignty, through an ethnographic study of labor activism in the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe.

October 18 Thursday

Human Rights Workshop: Efrén C. Olivares, '08, "Family Separation: Human Rights Implications of the “Zero Tolerance” Policy at the Texas-Mexico Border"

12:10PM to 1:45PM

Room 128

Efrén C. Olivares (J.D. 2008) is the Racial and Economic Justice Program Director at the Texas Civil Rights Project, where he handles human and civil rights cases ranging from immigrants’ rights to First Amendment to disability rights and wage theft.

October 25 Thursday

Human Rights Workshop: Milan Svolik, "Democracy in America? Partisanship, Polarization, and the Robustness of Support for Democracy in the United States"

12:10PM to 1:45PM

Faculty Lounge

Milan Svolik is a Professor of Political Science at Yale University. His research and teaching focus on comparative politics, political economy, and formal political theory.  Svolik has authored and co-authored articles on the politics of authoritarian regimes and democratization in leading political science journals, including the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, and the Journal of Politics.

November 8 Thursday

Human Rights Workshop: Rafia Zakaria, "Emissaries of Empowerment: Dynamics of Western Feminist Interventions to “Rescue” Women of the Global South"

12:10PM to 1:45PM

Faculty Lounge

Rafia Zakaria is an Attorney, a columnist at  DAWN, Pakistan, a CNN Contributor and the author of
The Upstairs Wife: An Intimate History of Pakistan & Veil (2017).

November 15 Thursday

Human Rights Workshop: Justin Hansford, "Lawyering for Black Lives in the Context of Human and Civil Rights"

12:10PM to 1:45PM

Faculty Lounge

Justin Hansford is an Associate Professor of Law and Executive Director of the new Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center. He was previously a Democracy Project Fellow at Harvard University, a Visiting Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center, and an Associate Professor of Law at Saint Louis University. He has a B.A. from Howard University and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was a founder of the Georgetown Journal of Law and Modern Critical Race Perspectives.

November 29 Thursday

Human Rights Workshop: Justin Hansford, "Lawyering for Black Lives in the Context of Human and Civil Rights"

12:10PM to 1:45PM

Faculty Lounge

Justin Hansford is an Associate Professor of Law and Executive Director of the new Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center. He was previously a Democracy Project Fellow at Harvard University, a Visiting Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center, and an Associate Professor of Law at Saint Louis University. He has a B.A. from Howard University and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was a founder of the Georgetown Journal of Law and Modern Critical Race Perspectives.

January 24 Thursday

Human Rights Workshop: David Luban, "Personality Disruption as Torture: Interrogational Abuse and the U.S. Torture Act"

12:10PM to 1:45PM

Calabresi Faculty Lounge

David Luban teaches in the law school and philosophy department at Georgetown, and is also the Distinguished Chair in Ethics at the Stockdale Center on Ethical Leadership,United States Naval Academy. He has written and lectured widely on legal ethics, just war theory, international criminal law, and legal philosophy. Luban's most recent book, Torture, Power, and Law won the American Publisher's Association's PROSE Award.

January 31 Thursday

Human Rights Workshop: Yascha Mounk, "The Populist Threat to Individual Rights"

12:10PM to 1:45PM

Calabresi Faculty Lounge

Yascha Mounk is an Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins University and a Senior Advisor at Protect Democracy. Mounk is the author of three books, most recently, The People vs Democracy: Why Our Freedom Is in Danger and How to Save It, which has been widely discussed and translated into seven languages. The host of The Good Fight podcast and a columist for Slate, Mounk also regularly writes for the New York TimesThe New Yorker, The Wall Street JournalThe Atlantic and Foreign Affairs.

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