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

CHRHS Inaugural Symposium & Reception

Friday, November 1, 2019

1:00pm – 6:00pm

Joukowsky Forum, 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. 

Are Human Rights and Humanitarian Protections Eroding?

1pm - 2:45pm, Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street

  • Paulo Abrão, Executive Secretary of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR)
  • Jennifer Leaning, Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights at Harvard School of Public Health
  • 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

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

3pm - 4:30pm, Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street

  • 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

CHRHS Inaugural Reception

4:30pm - 6pm, Watson Institute, Stephen Robert '62 Hall, 280 Brook Street