Human Rights Events

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Why Latino/a History Matters to U.S. History: A lecture by Dr. Vicki Ruiz

October 18, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
United States Studies
Join US Studies and the National Women's History Museum on October 18 for the first lecture in "The Past, Present, and Future of U.S. Women's History" series.

Bahrain: the Forgotten Uprising in the Arab Spring

October 04, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
As the Arab Spring has swept across much of the Middle East and North Africa, large-scale popular protests have been generally absent in the Persian Gulf except in Bahrain where massive demonstrations have been met simultaneously with a strict government crackdown on dissent and only limited promises of reform. Al-Khawaja discussed the prospects for change in Bahrain, the current status of the protest movement, and options for U.S. policy in this regard.
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Iran: Turmoil at Home, Assertiveness Abroad?

September 30, 2011 // 9:00am1:00pm
Middle East Program
Six leading Iran experts discussed the country’s domestic and international developments since the contested 2009 presidential elections, looking at how the Iranian regime has managed its internal political, economic, and social affairs as well as its foreign policy.
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Gridlock: Labor, Migration, and Human Trafficking in Dubai

September 23, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Gridlock draws on four years of Mahdavi's ethnographic research in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to look at the disconnections between policies on human trafficking and the realities of gendered labor and migration in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

From Vision to Reality: Politics and Gender in Jordan's Tourism Sector

September 23, 2011 // 9:00am10:00am
Middle East Program
Dr. Abu-Ghazaleh will speak on the recent developments on the Arab Spring and her experience on challenges to mainstream gender in the tourism sector in Jordan.
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Film Screening: Weathering Change

September 22, 2011 // 10:00am12:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
Population Action International will screen the documentary Weathering Change, which follows four women from around the world - Ethiopia, Nepal, and Peru - as they struggle to care for their families in the face of increasing crop failures and water scarcity.
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Saudi Arabia in the Shadow of the Arab Revolt

September 16, 2011 // 9:00am10:00am
Middle East Program
Senior Scholar David Ottaway will discuss the current state of Saudi Arabia's social and political unrest and provide an assessment of the Saudi government’s handling of the challenges threatening its stability and the transfer of power from its ailing gerontocracy.

Gender and Islam in Africa: Rights, Sexuality, and Law

September 15, 2011 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Gender and Islam in Africa examines ways in which women in Africa are interpreting traditional Islamic concepts in order to empower themselves and their societies. African women, it argues, have promoted the ideals and practices of equality, human rights, and democracy within the framework of Islamic thought, challenging conventional conceptualizations of the religion as gender-constricted and patriarchal.
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The Environment and Human Rights: the International Community’s Responses to Emerging Local and Global Challenges

September 14, 2011 // 11:00am1:00pm
Global Europe Program
This event will address the interrelation between environmental damage and human rights, and examine how the international community—and in particular the UN—has approached this issue at a local and global level and discuss possible ways to optimize approaches and processes.
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Human Rights Activism and the End of the Cold War: A Transnational History of the Helsinki Network

September 13, 2011 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Cold War International History Project
Sarah B. Snyder explores how, in the aftermath of the signing of the Helsinki Final Act, a transnational network of activists committed to human rights in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe made the topic a central element in East-West diplomacy.

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