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Monday, April 20, 2015

Congo: War(s) without End?

Lecture | April 20 | 12-2 p.m. | 219 Dwinelle Hall


Dan Fahey, CAS Visiting Scholar, Author, Former UN Security Council Coordinator and Finance Expert (2013-14)

Center for African Studies


More details to come

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Reimagining Civil Society in Sub-Saharan Africa: Its Role in Defending Civil Liberties

Lecture | April 21 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 202 Barrows Hall


Nicholas Opiyo, Visiting Fellow, Center for African Studies, Stanford University

Center for African Studies, Human Rights Center


The Center for African Studies and the Human Rights Center are pleased to sponsor an evening with human rights advocate Nicholas Opiyo. Nicholas is a constitutional and human rights lawyer. He recently led the successful challenge of Uganda's anti-homosexuality bill. As the founder of Chapter Four Uganda, a human rights advocacy organization, he provides legal support to human rights and...   More >



The Benefits of Worker Well-Being: Child Labor and Forced Labor in the Textile Industry

Panel Discussion | April 21 | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Wells Fargo Room (C420)


Michael Kobori, VP Sustainability, Levi Strauss & Co.; Marianne Barner, Retired, IKEA

Jason Kibbey, CEO, Sustainable Apparel Coalition

Center for Responsible Business


The U.S. Department of Labor recently expanded its list of goods produced by child and forced labor. The ever-growing list now cites 136 goods from 74 countries, and includes shrimp from Bangladesh and surgical instruments from Pakistan. This list encourages important discussions not only about the legal responsibility of companies to eradicate forced and child labor in their own supply chains,...   More >

Friday, April 24, 2015

Converging on 'Humanity': The Confluence of Humanitarianism, Human Rights, and Development in the 21st Century: A Discussion with Dr. Nils Gilman, Associate Chancellor and Chief of Staff to Chancellor Nicholas B. Dirks

Presentation | April 24 | 12-1 p.m. | Blum Hall, Conference Room


Nils Gilman, UC Berkeley

Blum Center for Developing Economies


Dr. Gilman will address how these previously separate fields of discourse and practice - humanitarianism, human rights, and development - have converged over the last couple of decades, and lead a discussion of how people are observing this convergence in their own domains. He will also unfold some of the tensions that have attended to this convergence.


All Audiences

All Audiences

RSVP by April 24 online.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Reflections on the Legacy of Nuremberg: The 70th Anniversary of the Nuremberg Trials

Conference/Symposium | April 27 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)


Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies, Center for Jewish Studies, The Joseph and Eda Pell Endowed Fund for Jewish Studies, Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, Human Rights Program, Human Rights Center, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)


An International Conference on the Legacy of the Nuremberg Trials.

Program: Monday, April 27, evening, at The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life. Reception: 5:30 pm; 6:15pm Film Screening – "Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today," followed by Q and A with filmmaker Sandra Schulberg and Professor of Law Richard Buxbaum


Tuesday, April 28, all day at the Bancroft Hotel. More Details TBA


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Reflections on the Legacy of Nuremberg: The 70th Anniversary of the Nuremberg Trials

Conference/Symposium | April 28 | 9 a.m.-7 p.m. | Bancroft Hotel, Great Hall


2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley

Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies, Center for Jewish Studies, The Joseph and Eda Pell Endowed Fund for Jewish Studies, Department of History, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Human Rights Program, Human Rights Center, Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)


An International Conference on the Legacy of the Nuremberg Trials.

Program: Monday, April 27, at The Magnes. Reception: 5:30 pm; 6:15pm Film Screening – "Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today,"
Tuesday, April 28, all day at the Bancroft Hotel. More Details on website


Register online, or or by emailing adubinsky@law.berkeley.edu.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Dr. Denis Mukwege on war, rape, justice, and healing

Lecture | May 4 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall


Dr. Denis Mukwege, Panzi Hospital, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo

Center for African Studies, Human Rights Center


Dr. Denis Mukwege is the founder and medical director of Panzi Hospital in Eastern
Democratic Republic of Congo and 2014 Sakharov Prize Laureate. Operating amid armed conflict, Panzi Hospital is revered worldwide for its innovative and holistic treatment of women—including many survivors of sexual violence. Dr. Mukwege is a world-renowned specialist in repairing internal injuries caused...   More >