September 5 Thursday

HRW: Adam Isacson, "A Crisis with Deep Roots: U.S. Foreign Policy and Central America’s Exodus"

12:10PM to 1:45PM

SLB Room 128

Adam Isacson has worked on defense, security, and peacebuilding in Latin America since 1994. He now directs WOLA’s Defense Oversight program, which monitors U.S. cooperation with Latin America’s security forces, as well as other security trends. Since 2011, Isacson has also focused on border security. He has visited the U.S.-Mexico border about 20 times, and has also completed field research along nearly the entire border between Mexico and Guatemala.

September 19 Thursday

Human Rights Workshop: Helen F. Siu, "Hong Kong: Ground Zero, and a Global Awakening"

12:10PM to 1:45PM

Calabresi Faculty Lounge

Helen F. Siu, is a Professor of Anthropology and former chair of the Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University. She has conducted decades of fieldwork in Southern China exploring the nature of socialist state power. Lately, she explores rural-urban interface in China, inter-Asian connections, popular music and new political space in Hong Kong. She is the founding director of the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Hong Kong.

September 26 Thursday

HRW: Justice Daphne Barak-Erez, "Social Rights in the Courts: A Comparative Perspective"

12:10PM to 1:45PM

Calabresi Faculty Lounge

Justice Daphne Barak-Erez is a member of the Supreme Court of Israel since 2012.

October 17 Thursday

Human Rights Workshop: Viviana Krsticevic, "Litigating for Social Change in the Inter-American System of Human Rights"

12:10PM to 1:45PM

Calabresi Faculty Lounge

Viviana Krsticevic is the Executive Director of the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL), a civil society organization that works throughout the Americas to promote human rights through the use of international law and the Inter-American System for the Protection of Human Rights. In this capacity, Ms. Krsticevic has litigated numerous leading cases on behalf of victims of human rights violations before both the Inter-American Commission and Court of Human Rights.

October 31 Thursday

Human Rights Workshop: Richard Ashby Wilson, "International Legal Ethnography and New Legal Realism"

12:10PM to 1:45PM

Calabresi Faculty Lounge

Richard Ashby Wilson is the Gladstein Distinguished Chair of Human Rights and Professor of Law and Anthropology at the University of Connecticut. Wilson is the author or editor of 11 books on international human rights, humanitarianism, truth and reconciliation commissions and international criminal tribunals. His latest book, Incitement On Trial: Prosecuting International Speech Crimes explains why international criminal tribunals struggle to convict individuals for inciting speech and proposes a new model of prevention.

November 7 Thursday

Human Rights Workshop: Kaitlin Y. Cordes, "Human Rights Law and the Investment Treaty Regime"

12:10PM to 1:45PM

Calabresi Faculty Lounge

Kaitlin Y. Cordes developed and leads the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment’s work on investments in land and agriculture, as well as the Center's work on the intersection of human rights and international investment. Prior to joining CCSI, she worked with the Africa Division of Human Rights Watch and served as an advisor to the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food (Olivier De Schutter). She also has worked with a range of social justice organizations in the United States and India, and clerked for Justice Virginia A. Long of the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

November 14 Thursday

Human Rights Workshop: Ginger Thompson, "Revealing the True Costs of 'Zero Tolerance' at the U.S. Border"

12:10PM to 1:45PM

Calabresi Faculty Lounge

Ginger Thompson is a Senior Reporter at ProPublica.

November 21 Thursday

Human Rights Workshop: Fabio de Sa e Silva, "Fighting Corruption, Building Fascism? Legal Institutions and Democratic Recession in Brazil"

12:10PM to 1:45PM

Calabresi Faculty Lounge

Fabio is Assistant Professor of International Studies and Wick Cary Professor of Brazilian Studies at the University of Oklahoma. He studies the social organization and the political impact of law and justice in Brazil and comparatively.  In 2015, he was a fellow at Harvard Law School’s Center on the Legal Profession.

January 16 Thursday

Human Rights Workshop: David Marshall, "Accountability and Injustice: The ISIL Trials in Iraq"

12:10PM to 1:45PM

Calabresi Faculty Lounge

David Marshall is Justice Advisor in the Peace and Stabilization Operations Program at Global Affairs Canada, and a Visiting Fellow at the Schell Center for International Human Rights.  He has worked for twenty years on human rights law, policies and investigations.

January 23 Thursday

Human Rights Workshop: Azadeh Moaveni, "Do the Women of ISIS Deserve Rights?

12:10PM to 1:45PM

Calabresi Faculty Lounge

Azadeh Moaveni is Director of the Gender Project at the International Crisis Group and Lecturer in Journalism at New York University, London. She has reported and written from the Middle East for nearly two decades, starting as a Fulbright Fellow in Egypt in 1998, and then as correspondent for TIME magazine and the Los Angeles Times, working across Iran, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Jordan, Qatar, and Iraq.

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