Human Rights and Pakistan Conference
Panel I: Democratic Transitions: The Politics of Human Rights
Mariam Mufti, University of Oklahoma, Saadia Toor, CUNY
Panel II: Poverty as a Human Rights Concern
Anjum Altaf, Lahore University of Management Sciences
Panel III: International Law and the Cost of Drone Warfare
Madiha Tahir, Independent Journalist, James Cavallaro, Stanford University
Comment: Ayesha Jalal, Tufts University
Mariam Mufti is Assistant Professor in the Department of International and Area Studies, University of Oklahoma. She specializes on regime change and political participation in hybrid regimes.
Saadia Toor is Associate Professor of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work at CUNY. She is the author of State of Islam: Culture and Cold War Politics in Pakistan (2011).
Anjum Altaf is Dean of the School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Law at the Lahore University of Management Sciences.
Madiha Tahir is an independent multimedia and print journalist. Her work has appeared in Foreign Affairs, The National, The Wall Street Journal, and on Democracy Now!, PRI and BBC's The World.
James Cavallaro is Director of the Stanford International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Clinic. He is the co-author of Living Under Drones (2013).
Ayesha Jalal is Mary Richardson Professor of History and Director of the Center for South Asian and Indian Ocean Studies at Tufts University. She is the author of numerous books on Pakistan and South Asian history, most recently,The Pity of Partition: Manto's Life, Times, and Work Across the India-Pakistan Divide (2013).
Co-sponsored by the American Institute of Pakistan Studies; the Center for International and Comparative Law; the Rackham Dean Special Initiative Fund; the Office of Academic and Multicultural Initiatives; Central Student Government; Muslim Law Students Association; Ford School Student Government; Department of Political Science; Department of Asian Languages and Cultures; Islamic Studies Program; the International Policy Center; Rackham Student Government; the Program in International and Comparative Studies; International Institute and the Office of the President.