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HRP Postdoc (2014-15) Lasse Heerten publishes The Biafran War and Postcolonial Humanitarianism (CUP 2017)

Lasse Heerten, Human Rights Program Postdoctoral Fellow in 2014-2015, just published his first book, The Biafran War and Postcolonial Humanitarianism: Spectacles of Suffering (Cambridge University... Read more »

Gun Violence in America: 2016-17 HRP event series

Please join us for the 2016-2017 UC Berkeley event series, Gun Violence in America, a collaboration of the Human Rights Program, Human Rights Center at Berkeley Law, Henderson Center for Social... Read more »

Corporate Data and Human Rights: A Panel on Corporate Transparency and Accountability Around Internet Surveillance and Censorship

February 18, 2016 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM PST Social Science Matrix 8th floor of Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley campus     How can Internet companies be more transparent and accountable in how they monitor... Read more »

The [in]Justice System: How California prisons are leading and lagging

ABOUT THE [IN]JUSTICE SYSTEM SERIES United States prisons and jails—incarcerating 25 percent of all prisoners in the world—are the subject of unprecedented public attention. Mass incarceration,... Read more »

Human Rights in North Korea: Journey to Freedom with Jin Hye Jo

North Korean defector and human rights advocate Jin Hye Jo will discuss her story and work as founder of the human rights organization NK in USA. 60 Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley Campus Co-sponsored by... Read more »

April 21 Talk on child labor and forced labor in textile industry to be hosted by Center for Responsible Business (Haas) and Human Rights Center (Law School)

The Benefits of Worker Well-Being: Child Labor and Forced Labor in the Textile Industry The Center for Responsible Business and the Human Rights Center at UC Berkeley School of Law Tuesday, April 21... Read more »

Professor Sarah Winter (UConn) to give talk: "Have-his-carcase": Habeas Writs, (Human) Rights, and Pickwick"

  Sarah Winter is Professor of English and Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Connecticut. She is the author of The Pleasures of Memory: Learning to Read with Charles... Read more »

Nov. 14-15 Conference on Memory Without Borders: Violence, Justice, and Practices of Remembrance

Organizers:  Debarati Sanyal, French, UC Berkeley and Villashini Cooppan, Literature, UC Santa Cruz Conference website: November 14-15, 2014 | Townsend Center... Read more »


If you are planning to graduate with the HRI Minor in Spring 2015 or Fall 2015, please email the Minor's Program Coordinator, Lynsay Skiba, right away at to learn more about... Read more »

Human Rights Program Welcomes Postdoctoral Fellows

The Berkeley Human Rights Program is delighted to welcome Lasse Heerten (PhD, Freie Universität Berlin) and Zain Lakhani (PhD, University of Pennsylvania), who will begin postdoctoral fellowships... Read more »