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Friday, September 30, 2016

Human Rights Program welcomes Fulbright Scholar Catherine O'Rourke



Dr Catherine O'Rourke is Senior Lecturer and Gender Research Coordinator at Ulster University Transitional Justice Institute, Northern Ireland. She is visiting the Human Rights Program as an Irish Fulbright Scholar 2016/17, in order to advance a monograph on international law norms for gender equality and their relationship to domestic processes of peacebuilding. Catherine researches, teaches and engages in policy work in the fields of gender, conflict and international law. As a scholar, she has a noted record of publications and research grants. Catherine holds an LLB Law with Politics from Queen's University Belfast and MSc Gender from the London School of Economics. Her PhD, from Ulster University Transitional Justice Institute, was awarded the 2010 Basil Chubb Prize for the best PhD in politics produced in an Irish university. It was subsequently published as a monograph, 'Gender Politics in Transitional Justice' (Routledge, 2013).

Ohanessian Dialogues on Mass Atrocities and Their Aftermaths receives additional funding


The Institute for Global Studies, the Human Rights Program and the Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies were recently awarded a second $150,000 two-year grant from the Ohanessian Endowment Fund for Justice and Peace Studies of the Minneapolis Foundation in support of the Ohanessian Dialogues on Mass Atrocities and Their Aftermaths, an initiative that began with the Foundation’s first award in 2014.

Human Rights Faculty awarded Grand Challenges Research Grant



An interdisciplinary group of faculty working collaboratively on international human rights issues has received one of the highly competitive Grand Challenges grants to support a Human Rights Research Lab focused on reducing inequalities through applied research. The two-year award of $110,000 will support a space in which faculty and graduate students will investigate and model ways in which cutting edge research can be utilized more effectively with NGOs, communities, and policy makers toward the specific goal of reducing inequality and enhancing human rights.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Local Action in Response to Migration: Sept 21-23

Next week, the Human Rights Program welcomes to campus Jill Anderson, co-author of Los Otros Dreamers, a community-published anthology of stories and photos about the experience of twenty-six youth returning or being deported to Mexico after having grown up int he United States. Jill will make a public keynote presentation about the anthology and broader project on Wednesday, September 21, 7 pm at the McNamara Alumni Center (A.I. Johnson Great Room) on the East Bank of campus. A reception open to all will precede the keynote, beginning at 5:30 pm.