The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Centre for Human Rights and Justice Fall Events

admin - 5th September 2016

The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice is pleased to announce our fall event lineup, which includes a colloquium on natural resource governance, inequality, and human rights and the 2nd Annual Sissy Farenthold Endowed Lecture.

September 21, 2016

Project Launch
Texas Justice Initiative
5:30-7:30pm, Urban Co-Lab, 1818 East 12th Street
To learn more about the TJI, please click here.

September 26, 2016
Colloquium on Natural Resource Governance, Inequality & Human Rights
“Extractive Industries and Inequality: Intersections of Environmental Law, Human Rights and Environmental Justice”
SUMUDU ATAPATTUDirector of Research Centers and Senior Lecturer, University of Wisconsin Law School
4-6pm, Sheffield-Massey Room (TNH 2.111), Texas Law

September 27, 2016
Human Rights Happy Hour Speaker Series
“Digital Archaeology – Tools for Truth and Justice in the Wake of El Salvador’s Amnesty Law”
ANGELINA GODOYHelen H. Jackson Endowed Chair in Human Rights and Director of the Center for Human Rights, University of Washington
Co-presented with LLILAS Benson and the Latin American Initiative
4pm, 2nd floor conference room, SRH Unit 1, LLILAS Benson

October 3, 2016
Frances Tarlton “Sissy” Farenthold Endowed Lecture in Peace, Social Justice & Human Rights
“Yes Justice, Yes Peace: The Role of Art in Confronting Inequality”
DARREN WALKERPresident, Ford Foundation
7pm, Rothko Chapel, Houston
Details and registration here

October 10, 2016
Colloquium on Natural Resource Governance, Inequality & Human Rights
“The Exploitation Bias in the Transnational Law of Natural Resource Extraction”
ISABEL FEICHTNERAssistant Professor of Law and Economics, Goethe University, Frankfurt
4-6pm, Sheffield-Massey Room (TNH 2.111), Texas Law

October 21, 2016
Human Rights Happy Hour Speaker Series
“Environmental Justice and the Anthropocene”
ROB NIXONThomas A. and Currie C. Barron Family Professorship in Humanities and Environment, Princeton University
Co-presented with the Texas Institute for Literary and Textual Studies
4-6pm, 1.302E, College of Liberal Arts

October 24, 2016
Colloquium on Natural Resource Governance, Inequality & Human Rights
Title TBD
PATRICIA TOBÓN YAGARÍEmberá indigenous activist and lawyer, National Indigenous Organization of Colombia
4-6pm, Sheffield-Massey Room (TNH 2.111), Texas Law

November 7, 2016
Colloquium on Natural Resource Governance, Inequality & Human Rights
“Using Ghana’s Oil Wealth to Promote Social Rights: A Vanishing Dream?”
LUCIE E. WHITELouis A. Horvitz Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
WILLIAM E. FORBATHAssociate Dean for Research & Lloyd M. Bentsen Chair in Law, Texas Law
4-6pm, Sheffield-Massey Room (TNH 2.111), Texas Law

November 21, 2016
Colloquium on Natural Resource Governance, Inequality & Human Rights
“Violence Against Women and Resource Extraction”
PENELOPE SIMONSProfessor of Law, University of Ottawa
4-6pm, Sheffield-Massey Room (TNH 2.111), Texas Law

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