Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies (CHRHS)

CHRHS Inaugural Symposium & Reception

Friday, November 1, 2019

12 pm - 6 pm

Joukowksy Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street

Reception to follow in the Watson Institute's Stephen Robert '62 Hall, 280 Brook Street

This launching symposium for the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies will feature two panels discussions followed by a reception.

Panel #1: Are Human Rights and Humanitarian Protections Eroding?

  • Paulo Abrão, Executive Secretary of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR)
  • Kathryn Sikkink, Ryan Family Professor of Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School
  • Moderated by: Nina Tannenwald, Senior Lecturer in Political Science at Brown University

Panel #2: Promise and Perils of New Technologies and Big Data for Human Rights and Humanitarianism in the 21st Century

  • Yeshimabeit Milner, Founder and Executive Director of Data for Black Lives
  • Nathaniel Raymond, Lecturer at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Yale University
  • Jennifer Chan, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
  • Moderated by: Seny Kamara, Associate Professor of Computer Science at Brown University