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This seminar addresses various human rights issues at monthly meetings, sometimes by designating a theme to be followed during the entire academic year. The topics cover international and domestic areas of concern and reflect problems of both conceptualization and application. Emphasis is also placed on dialogue between advocates of western and non-western ideas and practices. This year, the Columbia University Human Rights Seminar is focusing on Whither Human Rights? Navigating through evolving configurations of governance, territoriality and normativity.

Professor George J. Andreopoulos

Professor Yasmine Ergas

Katherine von Ofenheim

Meeting dates and locations are subject to change. Please confirm details with the seminar rapporteur.

Meeting Schedule

11/11/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
From Barrier to Permission: Territorial Sovereignty and Genocide Prevention in Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
Tonya Putnam, Columbia University

12/02/2019 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
Land Speculation in Brazil: Human rights violations, displacement of rural communities and environmental destruction
Maria Luisa Mendonça, The Graduate Center, CUNY

02/03/2020 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
The UN Global Compact for Migration and the Globalization of Border Controls
Rey Koslowski, University at Albany, SUNY

03/02/2020 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
Remote Control of Migration: Theorizing Territoriality, Shared Coercion, and Deterrence
David Scott FitzGerald, University of California, San Diego

04/06/2020 Faculty House, Columbia University
7:30 PM
meeting cancelled