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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Spring Speaker Series

The Human Rights Program is co-sponsoring a great speaker series this semester called "Human Rights for the 21st Century: History, Practice, Politics."

On February 8, David Scheffer, former Clinton administration's Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues and current Mayer Brown/Robert A. Helman Professor of Law and Director, Center for International Human Rights at Northwestern University School of Law, will speak about his new book, All the Missing Souls: A Personal History of the War Crimes Tribunals.

On February 28, Aryeh Neier, former director of ACLU, founder and former director of Human Rights Watch and current president of the Open Society Foundations, will speak about his new book,The International Human Rights Movement: A History.

On April 3, Jacqueline Bhabha, the executive director of the Harvard University Committee on Human Rights Studies, the Jeremiah Smith Jr. Lecturer in Law at Harvard Law School, and a Lecturer in Public Policy at the Kennedy School, will speak the recently released Children Without a State: A Global Human Rights Challenge and a forthcoming book, Moving Children: Child Migration in the 21st Century.

All presentations will take place at 7:00 pm in the McNamara Alumni Center, 200 Oak Street SE, Minneapolis (East Bank). Each presentation will be followed by a small reception. The February 8th and 28th events will be in the Maroon & Gold room, and the April 3rd event will take place in the Heritage Gallery.

Sponsored by the University of Minnesota's Human Rights University, the Arsham and Charlotte Ohanessian Chair in the College of Liberal Arts, the Human Rights Program in the Institute for Global Studies, and the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.