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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... Read more »

Emilie Hafner-Burton Discusses Making Human Rights a Reality (Princeton, 2013)

On March 6, 2014 in the Geballe Room (Townsend Center for the Humanities), Emilie Hafner-Burton, professor at UC San DiegoÔÇÖs School of International Relations and Pacific Studies and director of the... Read more ┬╗

Didier Fassin Presents Humanitarian Reason: A Moral History of the Present (Berkeley, 2011)

On December 2, 2013, Didier Fassin, James Wolfensohn Professor of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study and Director of Studies at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales,... Read more »

Berkeley Human Rights Program 2013-14 speaker series

The Berkeley Human Rights Program speaker series, cosponsored by the Townsend Center for the Humanities, invites distinguished scholars across disciplines to present their recent research on human... Read more »

HRI Minor Thesis Conference

On May 6, 2013, Human Rights Interdisciplinary Minor students presented their theses in an academic conference open to the UC Berkeley community. The conference program follows: HUMAN RIGHTS... Read more ┬╗

Human Rights in the History of Cosmopolitanism, by Samuel Moyn

Anthropology Lecture Series: Kroeber Hall, Gifford Room, 2nd Floor This talk will rethink the relationship between the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the 1940s and the historical evolution... Read more ┬╗

The Human Rights Debate in the Formative Period of the German Constitution, by Marcus Llanque (Professor, Political Theory, Augsburg University)

201 Moses Hall (European Studies Seminar Room)   The talk will explore the German debate on the idea of human rights in the formative years of the UDHR, 1945-1949. This debate is valuable both for... Read more »

Berkeley Art Museum announces its first Human Rights Arts Week

From October 29-November 11, the Berkeley Art Museum will exhibit pieces from its permanent collection which address human rights issues, including Fernando Botero's "Abu Ghraib" series.Admission is... Read more ┬╗

Benjamin Nathans (Penn), Civil Rights under Soviet Socialism: Revisiting the 1966 Sinyavsky/Daniel Trial

The Human Rights Program & Townsend Center for the Humanities are pleased to present the following Berkeley Human Rights Seminar lectures anddiscussions. All are welcome: Benjamin Nathans (Penn... Read more »

Joseph Slaughter (Columbia), discussing his book, Human Rights, Inc. The World Novel, Narrative Form, and International Law (Fordham 2007)

The Human Rights Program & Townsend Center for the Humanities are pleased to present the following Berkeley Human Rights Seminar lectures anddiscussions. All are welcome: Joseph Slaughter (... Read more »

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