Upcoming Human Rights Events at UConn

February is packed full with human rights events!  Here are some lectures happening in the next week!

 Monday, February 18, 2008:

David Held, Graham Wallas Professor of Political Science Co-director of the Centre for the Study of Global Governance at the London School of Economics will speak on “Global Challenge: Creating Effective and Accountable Global Policies.” 

Presented by the Human Rights Institute & the Center for International Business & Education Research (CIBER)

Monday, February 18, 2008
Konover Auditorium
Thomas J. Dodd Research Center
4:00pm – Reception to follow

Tuesday, February 18, 2008:

 Eugene Harkins, author of Where Witch Birds Fly, will give a lecture, “Human Rights and Sierra Leone.  Sponsored by the UNESCO Chair & Institute of Comparative Human Rights.

Eugene Harkins’ lecture will not only highlight the devastation caused by the civil war in Sierra Leone, but will focus on the sense of hope and the democratic renewal occurring in the country since the civil war.  He will also provide updates on the Charles Taylor trial presently before the Hague.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008
12:30 – 1:45 p.m.
CUE Room 122
University of Connecticut, Storrs

 Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Mary Crawford (Psychology) will speak on “Sex Trafficking in Nepal: A Critical Feminist Analysis” 

Wednesday, February 20, 2008
 4:00 – 5:30 pm
CLAS 301, University of Connecticut, Storrs
Refreshments Served

Sponsored by the UConn Humanities Institute.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Screening of Invisible Childrensponsored by Love146.  (See Love146’s Facebook group for more information)

7:00- 8:30 PM
Konover Auditorium,
Thomas J. Dodd Research Center
University of Connecticut, Storrs

 Monday, February 25, 2008

Robin Romano, “Migrant Child Labor in the USA”. 

Romano is a reknowned human rights photographer, filmmaker, and educator who will be screening segemnts of his new film, “The Harvest/La Cosecha” as well as segments from his award winning documentary on child labor, “Stolen Childhoods.”  Romano will speak on related policy issues in the United States and internationally. 

Monday, February 25, 2008
4 PM
Konover Auditorium
Thomas J. Dodd Research Center
University of Connecticut, Storrs