4th Annual UC Davis Spring Human Rights Initiative Symposium
This year`s symposium is being held in conjunction with the meeting of the UC Humanities Institute-supported UC Human Rights Collaboration, which brings together 21 faculty and graduate students from the majority of the UC system`s campuses. The papers represent the cutting edge of UC-scholarship on Human Rights and memory, indigeneity, culture, and humanitarianism. The program includes offerings from the disciplines of Art History, International Relations, German, Spanish, Religious Studies, History, English, Political Science, Law and Sociology.
The keynote will be the presentation of the Carnegie Corporation-supported joint UC Davis Human Rights Initiative-Institute of International Education/Scholar Rescue Fund research project on Syria`s higher education refugees - The War Follows Them: Syrian Refugee Students in Lebanon.
All the events will take place at the International House, 10 College Park, Davis
Keynote: May 8, 2014 6:00-8:00 pm
"The War Follows Them: Syrian Refugee Students in Lebanon"
- Keith David Watenpaugh
Director, UC David Human Rights Initiative
- Adrienne Fricke
Human Rights Consultant and Expert on Middle East Human Rights Issues
Symposium: May 9, 2014 10:30am to 4:30pm
10:30am-11:30am: Humanitarianism/Humanity (Discussant-Keith Watenpaugh, UC Davis)
- Alison Brysk: FEMINISM 3.0: HUMAN RIGHTS AND SEXUAL SELF-DETERMINATION
- Michael Prather: Principled Humanitarianism under Siege: The International Committee of the Red Cross in Afghanistan
- Nigel Hatton: Conscience of Humanity: the Aesthetics of Justice at The International Criminal Court in The Hague
- Matthew Casey: Divine Warriors and Human Rights : Religious Communities in the Peruvian Civil War, 1980-2001
- Rawan Arar: Refugee Camps as State Institutions
12pm-1pm: Law and Citizenship (Discussant-Bronwyn Leebaw, UC Riverside)
- Megan O’Keefe: Human Rights as Rhetorical Resource: American Catholic Bishops’ Political Arguments
- Natasha Bennett: At the Edge of Justice: Citizenship, Marginality, and Human Rights in Urban Bolivia
- Hannah Brown: Destructive Displacement: A Northern Uganda Case Study
1:30pm-3pm: Memory, Culture and Identity (Discussant-Diane Wolf, UC Davis)
- Michael Lazzara: Writing Complicity in Post-Pinochet Chile: The Ideological Adventures of Mariana Callejas
- Amy Rothschild: Heroes or Perpetrators? Transitional Justice and Memories of Resistance
- Chris Hale: Museo Casa de la Memoria: Memory in the Midst of Conflict
- Tania Lizarazo: Traumatic Memories and Non-Hegemonic Narratives: Embodied Performances and Museographic Spaces
- Heghnar Watenpaugh: Claiming the Human Right to Culture: Cultural Heritage and the Armenian Genocide
3:30pm-4:30pm: Indigeneity (Discussant-Marian Schlotterbeck, UC Davis)
- Devin Beaulieu: Justice over the Body: Human Rights and Indigenous Territory in the Bolivian Amazon
- Ryan Tripp: “Complete Consensus:” Indigeneity, Self-Determination, and Good Governance in the Making of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
- Nancy Postero: Indigenous Rights in Bolivia: Citizenship or Human Rights?
*10 minute Presentations followed by 5 minutes of Q&A (~60 minute panels)