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RACKHAM INTERDISCIPLINARY SEMINARS:
International Perspectives on Human Right
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This series of lectures is part of the International Perspectives on Human Rights program organized by the Institute for the Humanities and the Center for International and Comparative Studies, International Institute.  This program brings together the resources of the University to promote reflection, debate, scholarship, and teaching in the vast and controversial field of human rights. Their mission is to address human rights globally and comparatively, to forge connections between existing research projects, to promote dialogue between scholars and human rights practitioners, to encourage curricular development, and create alliances between students, faculty, and non-governmental organizations.


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE POST 9/11 ENVIRONMENT
Michael Posner, President, Human Rights First
Rackham Interdisciplinary Seminar: International Perspectives on Human Rights
sponsored by the Institute for the Humanities and the Center for International and Comparative Studies, International Institute
Time: 12:00-1:30 PM
location: Institute for the Humanities, Osterman Common Room


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10

human rights and the small arms trade: contradictions in u.s. foreign policy
Susan Waltz, UM Gerald Ford School of Public Policy
Rackham Interdisciplinary Seminar: International Perspectives on Human Rights
sponsored by the Institute for the Humanities and the Center for International and Comparative Studies, International Institute
Time: 12:00-1:30 PM
location: Institute for the Humanities, Osterman Common Room


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8

COMPLYING WITH THE LAW: THE CASE OF INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS TREATIES
Beth Simmons, Department of Government, Harvard University
Rackham Interdisciplinary Seminar: International Perspectives on Human Rights
sponsored by the Institute for the Humanities and the Center for International and Comparative Studies, International Institute
Time: 12:00-1:30 PM
location: Institute for the Humanities, Osterman Common Room


MONDAY, JANUARY 22

ESTABLISHING TRUTH AND RESPONSIBILITY IN POST-CONFLICT SOCIETIES
Nataša Kandić, Humanitarian Law Center, Belgrade
sponsored by the Center for Russian and East European Studies; Center for European Studies-European Union Center; Center for International and Comparative Studies; and the Institute for the Humanities
Rackham Interdisciplinary Seminar: International Perspectives on Human Rights
International Institute Lecture Series: Citizenship at Risk

Time: 4:00-6:00 PM
location: International Institute, Room 1636, School of Social Work Building


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9

LEGISLATING HARMONY: LAW AND LABOR RIGHTS IN CHINA
Mary Gallagher, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan
Rackham Interdisciplinary Seminar: International Perspectives on Human Rights
sponsored by the Institute for the Humanities and the Center for International and Comparative Studies, International Institute
TIME: 12:00 PM
LOCATION:  Institute for the Humanities, Room 2022
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FRIDAY, MARCH 9

RICE, FISH, BEER, DESIGNER JEANS AND OTHER HUMAN RIGHTS FLASH POINTS IN CAMBODIA
Nick Rine, Clinical Professor of Law; Director, Program for Law and Development in Cambodia; UM Law School
Rackham Interdisciplinary Seminar: International Perspectives on Human Rights
sponsored by the Institute for the Humanities and the Center for International and Comparative Studies, International Institute
TIME: 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Institute for the Humanities, Room 2022
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FRIDAY, APRIL 13

THE MYTH OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY
Thomas Cushman, Professor, Department of Sociology, Wellesley College; and Founding Editor, The Journal of Human Rights
Rackham Interdisciplinary Seminar: International Perspectives on Human Rights
sponsored by the Institute for the Humanities and the Center for International and Comparative Studies, International Institute
TIME: 12:00 PM
LOCATION: Institute for the Humanities, Room 2022
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