Human Rights Program - Events

Spring 2017

  • February 1, 2017: Showing of "The Future of International Agreements" a webcast series on international law and the Trump Administration. 10:30am-11:30am in Lubar, all are welcome.
  • February 7, 2017: Public forum on Legality of Trump's Executive Order on Immigration, hosted by Professor Alexandra Huneeus. Speakers include: Professor Sara McKinnon (Communication Arts), Prof. Asifa Quraishi-Landes (UW Law), and Prof. Benjamin Harville (UW Law). 4:00pm in Room 2260 Law

  • February 27, 2017: "Active Memory: Militancy and Survival in Argentina and Chile," Professor Bernardita Llanos, Professor of Latin American literature and women studies, Brooklyn College, CUNY, 5:45pm, 260 Bascom Hall, Sponsored by The Department of Spanish and Portuguese, The Jay & Ruth Halls Visiting  Scholar Fund, Anonymous Fund and co-sponsored by the Human Rights Program.

  • March 3, 2017: Academic Panel on "Human Rights and the Trump Presidency," 1:00pm - 4:30pm, Room 325/26, Pyle Center, Panel 1 on Domestic Issues through the Lens of International Human Rights and Panel 2 on International Human Rights Law and Institution, speakers include: Ben Harville, Dan Hausman, Alexandra Huneeus, Sumudu Atapattu and other speakers pending

    From the right to vote to the right to food and water, international human rights law encompasses many different areas of social and political life. The human rights commitments undertaken by states range from traditional civil and political rights to emerging rights such as the right to a healthy environment. This forum will be comprised of two panels that explore what the Trump presidency means for the law and institutions of human rights. The first panel turns to domestic law and policy, but takes the unusual (for the US) step of viewing the domestic through the lens of international human rights law. Panelists will discuss the rights to voting, indigenous rights, women’s rights, rights to labor and education, as well as the failure of rights law and rights talk to capture the concerns and the imagination of a disaffected working class. The second panel will focus on international law and institutions, asking how the emergence of a more inwardly focused United States will affect the United Nations, the universal and regional human rights systems, and specific areas of international law such as the Refugee Convention and the Paris Agreement on climate change.

  • March 31, 2017: "Regional Human Rights Systems in Crisis," Wisconsin International Law Journal Annual symposium (full day event), visit here for details
  • April 18, 2017: "Workshop on Migration in Wisconsin," Pyle Center, Room 2260, details pending
  • April 21-22, 2017: “Critical, Historical, and Comparative Perspectives on International Humanitarian Law” conference hosted by Professor Helen Kinsella (Political Science). Sponsored by the UW-Madison Political Science Department and co-sponsored by GLS. Pyle Center, details pending.
  • April 27, 2017: "Women Lead the Way: From Violence to Non-Violence, from Greed to Sharing, from Hate to Love" Soffa lecture presented by Dr. Vandana Shiva, for more details please click here.

Past Events

Fall 2016

  • September 28, 2016: “Judging and Gender Equity in the International Realm,” Mildred Fish Harnack Lecture by Viviana Krsticevic, Executive Director, Center for Justice and International Law, Washington, D.C. Sponsored by the Human Rights Program, GLS, and the International Division. 4:00pm, Pyle Center Alumni Lounge, followed by an informal reception.
  • November 29, 2016: "The Global Anti-Xenophobia Regime, " Professor Tendayi Achiume, GLS speaker on Global and Comparative Law, cosponsored by the International Relations colloquium of Political Science Department, 12:00pm, Lubar Commons (7200 Law).

Spring 2016

See here for a complete list of events.

Fall 2015

See here for a complete list of events.

Spring 2015

See here for a complete list of events. 

Spring 2014

See here for a complete list of events.
Workshop on Forced Migration, Health and Human Rights, May 2-3, 2014

Fall 2013

See here for a complete list of events.

Log in to edit