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February 2019

Date February 25 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Rights and the Humanities: The Duke Human Rights Center and Franklin Humanities Institute Annual Lecture

Monday, February 25 4:30 p.m. Reception to follow Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall Smith Warehouse, Bay 4 Join us on Monday, February 25 for the Duke Human Rights Center and Franklin Humanities Institute Annual Lecture: Access to Safe Water: A Human Rights and Civil Rights Perspective, presented by Sharmila L. Murthy. Most Americans expect that clean and affordable water will be available from their taps at all times. However, an increasing number of people in the U.S. now realize that access…

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Date February 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Juan E. Mendez Human Rights Book Award Reading

Duke University named María McFarland Sánchez-Moreno’s book, There Are No Dead Here: A Story of Murder and Denial in Colombia (Nation Books, 2018) as the winner of the 2018 Juan E. Méndez Book Award for Human Rights in Latin America. McFarland will visit Duke University on February 26, 2019, to receive the award and discuss her book. There Are No Dead Here is a deep dive into key human rights cases that exposed the murderous nexus between right-wing paramilitaries, drug…

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Date February 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Koch Network and Academic Integrity: Is there a conflict?

Wednesday, February 27, 7 PM Sanford School of Public Policy, Room 04 Please RSVP so we will know if we need a larger room. The network of arch-right billionaire and multi-millionaire donors built by Charles and David Koch is funding a vast apparatus of organizations to radically change public policy and the law on matters from health care and environmental protection to labor and tax policies and reproductive rights and voting, even to alter the U.S. Constitution. The Charles Koch Foundation…

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March 2019

Date March 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Indigenous Rights, Environmental Justice, and the Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Please join us on March 6 at 5:30 PM for a talk by Ryan Emanuel entitled, “Indigenous Rights, Environmental Justice, and the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.” Federal agencies in the United States use environmental justice analyses to help identify and address disproportionate, adverse impacts of environmental permitting and decision-making on vulnerable communities. Among those most affected by such actions are indigenous peoples, whose living ties to specific places can extend from time immemorial to the present. In spite of policies designed…

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Date March 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Rights! Camera! Action! Presents Messenger on a White Horse

Please join us for the Rights! Camera! Action! Screening of Messenger on a White Horse on Tuesday, March 19.  This homage to the fearless investigative reporting of the Buenos Aires Herald during the disappearances and murders of Argentinians between 1976 and 1983, utilizes impeccable archival footage and testimonies from surviving members of the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo as well as lead newspaper editor Robert Cox.

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Date March 27 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Global Ideas, Local Impact

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, and an alumni panel, where alumni working in different fields related to human rights share their experiences and advice about human rights work. Global Ideas, Local Impact will take place on March 27th from 4:30pm…

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