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Human Rights Workshop: Current Issues & Events
Workshops are held at 12:10 pm in the Faculty Lounge, unless otherwise noted. View the 2016 Fall schedule.
Background readings are generally posted a week in advance. Please click on title of workshop and scroll down for readings.
For more information, contact the Schell Center at 203-432-7480 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, October 28, 2016
12:10PM to 1:45PM
Professor Kim Scheppele is the Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Sociology and International Affairs in the Woodrow Wilson School and the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University. She joined the Princeton faculty in 2005 after nearly a decade on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, where she was the John J. O’Brien Professor of Comparative Law. Scheppele’s work focuses on the intersection of constitutional and international law, particularly in constitutional systems under stress.
Thursday, November 03, 2016
Human Rights Workshop: Elizabeth Borgwardt, “Thinking Humanity” – The Nuremberg Idea in History, Law & Politics
12:10PM to 1:45PM
Elizabeth Borgwardt specializes in the History of International Law with a focus on human rights ideas and institutions. Her book, A New Deal for the World: America’s Vision for Human Rights, was published by the Belknap imprint of Harvard University Press and is in its fourth printing. New Deal for the World has been recognized as the best book in the history of ideas by the Organization of American Historians with the Merle Curti Book Award, as the best first book in U.S.
Thursday, November 10, 2016
12:10PM to 1:40PM
Olivier De Schutter is a Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School. A professor at the University of Louvain (Belgium) and at SciencesPo (France), he served from 2008 to 2014 as the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food, and since 2015, he has been a member of the UN Committee on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
12:10PM to 1:45PM
Jack Goldsmith is the Henry L. Shattuck Professor at Harvard Law School, a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and co-founder of Lawfareblog.com. He teaches and writes about national security law, presidential power, cybersecurity, international law, internet law, foreign relations law, and conflict of laws. Before coming to Harvard, professor Goldsmith served as Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Counsel from 2003-2004, and Special Counsel to the Department of Defense from 2002-2003.
Lunch will be provided.