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February 2019

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 1 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

DHRC Student Advisory Board Screening of 120 Years: The Story of Scott Lewis

The Student Advisory Board of the Duke Human Rights Center @ FHI will host a screening of “120 Years”, a documentary about a man named Scott Lewis, who spent twenty years in prison for a double homicide he didn’t commit. Scott was framed by rogue detectives in the New Haven Police Department, but he represented himself from behind bars and ultimately won his freedom and exoneration. After the documentary screening, we will host a Q&A with the film’s director, Yale…

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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 18 @ 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Human Rights in Practice: The #MeToo Movement in Japan

Kazuko Ito, the Secretary General of “Human Rights Now,” a Japanese human rights NGO, will be speaking about the legal and advocacy work that her NGO has been doing surrounding the #MeToo movement in Japan. The program will be moderated by Professor Aya Fujimura-Fanselow, Supervising Attorney for the International Human Rights Clinic. Kazuko Ito has been practicing law since 1994. As a human rights lawyer, she works on various issues, such as women’s rights, children’s rights, criminal justice, and the death…

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Date March 27 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

DHI Week | Engaged DH Pedagogies Outside the Classroom

Event Contact: Jennifer Zhou jennifer.zhou@duke.edu Please RSVP for this event here. 10:30 | Engaged DH Pedagogies Outside the Classroom: Bass Connections Projects Panel. How do humanities faculty do digital research projects? Digital humanities projects challenge us as scholars and teachers to integrate our disciplinary expertise with novel–and perhaps unfamiliar–technologies and skills. This panel features Duke humanities faculty who have conducted collaborative digital research through Bass Connections, and related, programs. We will focus on how these projects are conceived, developed, and…

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Date March 27 @ 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Human Rights in Practice: Pillage of Natural Resources as a Restraint on the Use of Force

James G. Stewart, Associate Professor at Allard Law School, University of British Columbia, will speak on the issue of the pillage of natural resources as a restraint on the use of force. The program will be moderated by Professor Aya Fujimura-Fanselow, Supervising Attorney for the International Human Rights Clinic. This event is part of the Human Rights in Practice series, organized by Duke Law’s International Human Rights Clinic and the Center for International and Comparative Law. Co-sponsored by Duke Human…

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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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April 2019

Date April 1 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

The Astonishing Story of Congo’s Connections to America, And You

Please join the Nicholas School of the Environment and the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute for a talk by John Prendergast, Founding Director of the Enough Project. For five centuries right up to the present, Americans and Europeans have benefited enormously from an astounding history of exploitation of the people and natural resources of a country in the heart of Africa: the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The people of Congo are fighting back, risking their…

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Date April 1 @ 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 Monday, April 1.  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. The film will be followed by a panel discussion.        …

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Date April 10 @ 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Modern-Day Debtors’ Prisons

Nusrat Choudhury, Deputy Director of the Racial Justice Program at the American Civil Liberties Union, will discuss how court-imposed debts punish people for being poor. This talk will be moderated by Professor Jayne Huckerby, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Duke International Human Rights Clinic. The program is part of the Human Rights in Practice series, which is co-sponsored by the International Human Rights Clinic and the Center for International and Comparative Law. This event is also co-sponsored…

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