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The Schell Center organizes frequent panels, lectures, and conferences on human rights topics. Major events include the Human Rights Workshop: Current Events and Issues and the annual Robert L. Bernstein International Human Rights Symposium.

Upcoming Events

April 16, 6:15 PM (Room 127)
"Free Speech and Blasphemy in a Multi-Cultural World"
Ian Buruma, Writer, author of Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo van Gogh and the Limits of
Tolerance; Year Zero: A History of 1945 and the Paul R. Williams Professor of Human Rights and Journalism, Bard College

Friday, April 17, 3:10-4:30, (Room 129)
"Lessons from Serial: Criminal Justice and the Power of Storytelling"
A Conversation with Rabia Chaudry, Bruce Shapiro

Monday, April 20, 12:10 PM (Room 128)
"Do No Harm: The Role of Psychologists in the CIA Torture Program"
Sarah Dougherty, JD, MPH, Senior Fellow, U.S. Anti-Torture Program, Physicians for Human Rights,
will present on Physician for Human Rights’ recent report Doing Harm: Health Professionals' Central Role in the CIA Torture Program.

Discussion will be moderated by Hope Metcalf, Executive Director, Schell Center for International Human Rights at Yale Law School

Tuesday April 21, 6:00 PM (LC 101)

Talk by Udo Janz, Director, United Nationsl High Commissioner for Refugees Office in New York

Mr. Janz will speak about the intersection of international human rights, forced migration and statelessness as it manifests itself in today’s mega crises in the Syrian context, in Central Africa and the Sahel, and offer personal remarks on how he got involved in human rights and humanitarian issues.