February 1, 2012 6:15 pm
Visiting human rights scholar Anne Cubilié will lead the fourth installment of the What Are Human Rights? dinner series on February 1. Her discussion, which will be based on Women Witnessing Terror: Testimony and the Cultural Politics of Human Rights, her latest book, will follow up on the themes of ethics, trauma and witnessing, specifically focusing on Afghanistan. For the past decade, Cubilié has worked in humanitarian and development policy at United Nations headquarters, explicitly focusing on bridging the gap between academic research and the political and policy considerations of international aid. Prior to joining the United Nations, Cubilié was an assistant professor of transnational feminist cultural studies at Georgetown University. She has spent a year working for the UN in Afghanistan and Pakistan and has also lived off and on in Cairo, most recently participating in a joint United Nations/American University of Cairo program as a visiting scholar conducting research into women’s relationships to state structures.
Open to Duke faculty and graduate students only.