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Human Rights Workshop: Current Issues & Events
2015-2016 Workshop Schedule
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Human Rights Workshop: Robert Barsky, "Dirt, Filth, Infection, and Border Crossings: Rendering Human Beings 'illegal' and 'foreign'"
Robert Barsky is Professor and Chair of the Department of French and Italian, as well as Professor of Law at the Vanderbilt University School of Law. He is the author of 7 books on immigration and refugee law, language theory, and literature, including a trilogy of books for MIT Press on the milieus of Noam Chomsky and Zellig Harris.
Thursday, March 03, 2016
Human Rights Workshop: Meredith Gamer, "The Sheriff's Picture Frame: The Art of Execution in Eighteenth-Century Britain"
Meredith Gamer received her Ph.D. in History of Art from Yale in 2015. Building on her dissertation, her project, “The Sheriff’s Picture Frame:” Art and Execution in Eighteenth-Century Britain, examines the relationship between the visual arts and rituals of public execution in this period. Drawing on a wide range of sources—from simple woodcuts to ambitious history paintings; aesthetic treatises to anatomical models—it exposes deep and complex links between the seemingly discrete spaces of the gallows and art academy.
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Human Rights Workshop: Adam Michnik, "Human Rights and Dissident Movements in East and Central Europe"
Adam Michnik, Founder and Editor-in-Chief Gazeta Wyborcza, leading Polish newspaper and Tom and Andi Bernstein Human Rights Fellow, Yale Law School He was is also co-founder of KOR (Committee for the Defense of Workers) in 1976. Michnik was detained many times during 1965-1980. A prominent “Solidarity” activist during the 1980s, he spent a total of six years in Polish prisons for activities opposing the communist regime.
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Human Rights Workshop: Nicholas Robinson, "The Right to Food and the Development of Administrative Law in India"
12:10PM to 1:45PM
Nicholas Robinson is a Visiting Lecturer in Law and Robina Visiting Human Rights Fellow at Yale Law School.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Human Rights Workshop: JJ Rosenbaum, "Responding to Global Labor Subcontracting: A Human Rights Approach to New Forms of Bargaining in Migrant and Contingent Labor Markets"
12:10PM to 1:45PM
JJ Rosenbaum is a Robina International Human Rights Fellow at Yale Law School.