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When:   April 2, 2011 9:00am
Where:   Linsly-Chittenden Hall (LC), Room 102
Price:   Free
Type:   Conference

 The purpose of the 2011 Human Rights in Academia conference at Yale University is to bring academics and practitioners together to discuss the importance of developing and expanding upon existing human rights programs and initiatives within academic institutions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The conference will be a forum for debating the place and importance of human rights studies in a global academic context. Advancing the status of human rights studies while generating energy, collaboration, and action is the larger objective of the conference.


Conference Participant List:   



Harlan Beckely (Washington and Lee University)  Director of The Shepherd Poverty Program.

Seyla Benhabib (Yale) Eugene Meyer Professor of Political Science and Philosophy.

Charlie Clements (Harvard) Executive Director of The Carr Center for Human Rights Policy.

Camille Crittenden (University of California at Berkeley) Executive Director of Human Rights Center.

Yasmine Ergas (Columbia) Director of The Institute for The Study of Human Rights.

Susan Gzesh (University of Chicago) Executive Director of Human Rights Program.

Susan Katz (University of San Francisco) Professor. Expert on International and Multicultural Education.

Thomas Keenan (Bard College) Director of Human Rights Program.

Joanne Mariner (Human Rights Watch) Director of Terrorism and Counterterrorism Program and (Hunter College, CUNY) Director of Human Rights Program.

Joseph Martin (Columbia) Director of Human Rights Studies at Barnard.

Timothy McCarthy (Harvard) Program Director of Human Rights and Social Movements.

Samuel Moyn (Columbia) Professor and Historian of Human Rights.

William Schulz (NYU). Former Executive Director of Amnesty International.

James Silk (Yale) Executive Director of The Schell Center for Human Rights, Yale Law School.

David Simon (Yale) Professor of Political Science.

Felisa Tibbitts (Harvard) Lecturer on Education and (HREA) Co-Founder of Human Rights Education Associates.

Terence Turner (Cornell University) Emeritus Professor of Anthropology. Indigenous Rights Expert.

Richard Wilson (UConn) Gladstein Chair of Human Rights, Director of Human Rights Institute at UConn. 

Jay Winter (Yale) Charles J. Stille Professor of History.  


Conference Schedule:



Description Time

Registration and Breakfast 9:00-9:20 am

Welcome 9:20-9:40 am

Introduction 9:40-10:00 am

Panel I 10:00-11:00 am

Discussion of Panel I 11:00-11:30 am

Panel II 11:30-12:30 pm

Discussion of Panel II 12:30-1:00 pm  

Lunch 1:00-2:00 pm

Panel III 2:00-3:00 pm

Discussion of Panel III 3:00-3:30 pm

Last Remarks/Wrap Up 3:30-4:00 pm

Reception 4:00 pm    


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