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HRI Minor Students Present Theses at Academic Conference

On May 6, 2014, on the University of California, Berkeley campus, HRI Minor graduating seniors presented their theses in an all-day conference open to the Berkeley community. The conference program follows:


Human Rights Interdisciplinary Minor 3rd Annual Conference

9:30-10:00am Coffee and Continental Breakfast

10am Welcoming words, Julie Shackford-Bradley and Lynsay Skiba

10:10am Addressing the Legacies of World War II, moderated by Daniel Sargent

  • Jhonie Martinez, "Human Rights and Geopolitics: the American Response to the Katyn Forest Massacre"
  • Tori Kim, "Giving Voice to the Comfort Women: the Comparative Success of Human Rights Reparations Initiatives in the Wake of Historical Revisionism "

11:00am Coffee break

11:15am Discrimination, Exploitation, and the Rights of ‚ÄúOthers,‚ÄĚ moderated by Alan Tansman

  • Allison DiMase,¬†‚ÄúThe Illusion of Progress: Human Rights Law in Indonesia‚Äôs Palm Oil Industry‚ÄĚ
  • Yagoit Ahmed, "Iranian Women's Struggle for Equality"
  • Ryan Tan, ‚ÄúHumanitarian Healthcare in Burma‚ÄĚ
  • Sarah Bhumbla, ‚ÄúColorism in India and International Human Rights: Racial Discrimination in the Skin Lightening Industry‚ÄĚ

12:30pm Lunch

1:30pm Criminalization and Punishment, moderated by Thomas Laqueur Haley de Genova, "Human Rights and United States Immigration Policy: Deportation as Punishment and the Aggravated Felony Provision"

  • Amanda Sadra, ‚ÄúProposition 35: Is the Initiative Consistent with a Human Rights Approach to Trafficking?‚ÄĚ

2:30pm Reception