Duke Human Rights Center Events

flyer for Recalling Warren County event
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - 5:30pm
Penn Pavilion Garden Room

The 1982 Warren County protests saw people, independent of race, come together to combat systemic injustices and environmental racism. Those who joined the weeks of protest did not know a larger movement would launch from their fight for basic human rights. And yet, these now famous efforts are... read more »


Event flyer
Thursday, September 2, 2021 - 5:30pm
Virtual

Please join us for the first event in our 2021-2022 Rights, Genocide, and Surveillance in China series. Reporters Ben Mauk and Sam Wolson speak about Xinjiang and "Reeducated," an award-winning immersive virtual reality documentary chronicling human rights abuses against Uyghurs in China. Ben Mauk... read more »


NC Map
Monday, April 19, 2021 - 5:00pm
Virtual

Please join us for the unveiling of a new online resource for North Carolina students, teachers, community members, and visitors. Produced by students in the Spring 2021 Human Rights Capstone Seminar, taught by History Professor Nancy MacLean, this vivid StoryMap project commemorates and conveys a... read more »


Book Cover that reads Reagan's Gun-Toting Nuns: The Catholic Conflict Over Cold War Human Rights Policy in Central America
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 5:30pm

Theresa Keeley's important and wonderfully detailed book Reagan's Gun-Toting Nuns: The Catholic Conflict over Cold War Human Rights Policy in Central America (Cornell University Press, 2020), is the winner of the 2020 Juan E. Méndez Book Award for Human Rights in Latin America. This is the twelfth... read more »


Rights and the Humanities
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 5:30pm
Virtual

H. Timothy Lovelace, Jr., a noted legal historian of the Civil Rights Movement, joined the Duke Law faculty in June 2020 from Indiana University where he was a professor of law at the Maurer School of Law and affiliated faculty in the Department of History. Lovelace's work examines how the civil... read more »


Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 4:30pm
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153

Global Ideas, Local Impact is the Duke Human Rights Center's annual celebration of human rights opportunities at Duke and in the world. The event, hosted by the Student Advisory Board, includes a Research Slam, where students present their human rights research conducted throughout the school year... read more »


The Apology
Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 7:00pm
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105

This documentary follows the personal journeys of three former 'comfort women' who were among the 200,000 girls and young women kidnapped and forced into military sexual slavery by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II. Some 70 years after their imprisonment in so-called 'comfort stations... read more »


Forché
Monday, March 2, 2020 - 5:00pm
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105

Carolyn Forché's timely book, "What You Have Heard is True: A Memoir of Witness and Resistance" (Penguin Press, 2019), is the winner of the 2019 Juan E. Méndez Book Award for Human Rights in Latin America. Born in Detroit, Michigan in 1950, poet, teacher and activist Carolyn Forché has witnessed,... read more »


Domby
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 5:00pm
Classroom Building, Room 229, Boyd Seminar Room

Adam Domby argues that the Lost Cause ideology that emerged after the Civil War and flourished in the early twentieth century in essence sought to recast a struggle to perpetuate slavery as a heroic defense of the South. This was not only an insidious goal, but was founded on falsehoods, including... read more »


Rights and the Humanities
Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 5:30pm
Smith Warehouse, Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall, Bay 4, C105

Joseph R. Slaughter teaches postcolonial literature and theory, human rights, and narrative approaches to international law in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. His book Human Rights, Inc: The World Novel, Narrative Form, and International Law, won the... read more »


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