Human Rights Initiative-International House Davis-Davis Community Human Rights Lectures 2014-2015

International House Davis and the UC Davis Human Rights Initiative announce the formation of a partnership to host the Davis Community Human Rights Lectures 2014-2015.

“This lecture series will bring to the university and the community distinguished scholars and practitioners in the fields of human rights, humanitarianism and genocide studies.   The visitors will spend time with UC Davis undergraduates and graduate students taking courses and seminars in the university’s expanding offerings in Human Rights Studies and then give a talk at the I-House for members of the Davis community,” said Prof. Keith David Watenpaugh.

“We hope members of the Davis community will be able to join us for some or all of the events and ask that you please share our invitation as widely as possible,” added Liz McCapes, president of the International House board of directors.

The schedule of speakers and topics follows.  All talks will take place at 7:00 pm in the I-House Community Room.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Attacks on Doctors, Nurses and Hospitals in the War in Syria and the Human Right to Health

Adrienne Fricke, Syria Advisor, Physicians for Human Rights

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Asylum, Refugees and the Human Rights Challenge of Central America’s “Border Children”

Everard Meade, Ph.D., Director, University of San Diego Trans-Border Institute

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Latin America’s Politics of Human Rights Memory and Commemoration

Katherine Hite, Frederick Ferris Thompson Professor of Political Science, Vassar College

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Human Rights Problems in the Contemporary Middle East and the Politics of Past Genocide Denial

Fatma Müge Göçek , Professor of Sociology and Women’s Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor