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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

Wed. Oct. 15, 12:10 PM (Room 121)
Constitutional Dignity and the Judicial Protection of Human Rights
Former President Aharon Barak of the Supreme Court of Israel and former Justice Albie Sachs of the Constitutional Court of South Africa will discuss courts’ use of the principle of dignity to protect human rights. The discussion will be moderated by Johanna Kalb, Visiting Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Arthur Liman Public Interest Program at Yale Law School.

President Barak and Justice Sachs will discuss their respective experiences in applying dignity to their jurisprudence, their opinions on whether the concept can and should find its place as a fundamental constitutional principle in diverse legal regimes, and how they envision the future of the jurisprudence of dignity.

Thurs. Oct. 16, 4:10 PM (Room 128)
Realizing the Right to Health: Stories and Strategies from the HIV Movement in India
Kajal Bhardwaj, Lawyer and Activist, New Delhi, Tom and Andi Bernstein Human RightsFellow, Yale Law School and Yale Global Health Justice Partnership Fellow

Thurs. Oct. 23, 6:10 PM (Room 129)
America’s Shadow War
Mark Mazzetti, National Security Correspondent, The New York Times and author of The Way of the Knife: The CIA, A Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth

Thursday, Oct. 23, 6:10 PM    (Room 129)
Human Rights Abuses in the Fight Against Terror
Mark Mazzetti
, National Security Correspondent, The New York Times

Wed., Oct. 29 6:30 PM (Room 129)
UN Commission of Inquiry to Investigate the Human Rights Violations in Gaza: A Conversation between Commission Chair William Schabas and Moshe Halbertal
Moshe Halbertal is Florence Rogatz Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School, Professor of Jewish Thought and Philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and the Gruss Professor of Law at New York University School of Law.
William A. Schabas is Professor of International Law at Middlesex University in London, Professor of International Human Rights and International Criminal Law at Leiden University, and Emeritus Professor of Human Rights Law at the National University of Ireland Galway

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 6:10 PM   (Room 128)
The Colombian Peace Process
Michael Reed-Hurtado, Yale Coca-Cola World Fund Faculty Fellow
Adam Isacson, Senior Associate for Regional Security Policy, Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA)
Mary Roldán, Dorothy Epstein Professor of Latin American History, Hunter College/CUNY 
(Co-sponsored with Yale Political Science Department)