Apr
19
5:00pm 5:00pm

A More Perfect Internet: Promoting Digital Civility and Combating Cyber-Violence When:A More Perfect Internet: Promoting Digital Civility and Combating Cyber-Violence When:

A talk by Arturo Carrillo, Director of the Cyber-Violence Project at George Washington Law School, who will address a range of issues relating to digital incivility with en emphasis on cyber-violence. What are the most common negative behaviors online? How are these perceived and experienced by users? What is cyber-violence? Who does it target? What steps can be taken to prevent such behaviors? How should they be addressed once they’ve occurred? What challenges does the legal system face when dealing with cyber-violence related offenses?

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Apr
1
4:00pm 4:00pm

Harvard Human Rights Journal Symposium: Technology, equality and law enforcement

A panel discussion exploring to what extent the use of technology in law enforcement exacerbates problems of being ‘over-policed and under-protected’ that minority groups in this country face. Important questions of relevance include the disproportionate impact on minorities of growing surveillance capabilities by law enforcement and national security agencies, and the appropriate role of various federal and state actors in regulating law enforcement technology. In the light of social media’s increasing prominence, the panel will also look into the regulation of acts of hatred against minority groups on these platforms, discussing issues such as the obligations and responsibilities of the state and private corporations in responding to them.

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Mar
1
12:00pm12:00pm

Shifting Grounds in International Human Rights

Human Rights @Harvard Law presents: a panel discussion on how the international human rights landscape has changed since President Trump took office. HRP’s resident scholars and advocates will examine the question: what impact is the change of administration having on the work of international human rights scholars, lawyers, and activists working internationally? Panelists will address a range of topics, including women’s rights, LGBTQI rights, and the rights of religious minorities, and examine these issues in contexts where human rights are already under threat, such as Myanmar and the Middle East.

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Feb
23
4:00pm 4:00pm

Film Screening: Human Rights + Investment Law

The Harvard Law SJD Forum presents Under Rich Earth, the award-winning chronicle of an extraordinary clash between Ecuadorian farmers and company-hired paramilitaries deep in the cloud forest. A panel discussion will follow the screening, featuring David Cordero, Associate Professor at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, JSD Candidate at Cornell University; Kaitlin Y. Cordes, Center for Sustainable Investment at Columbia University; Jeswald Salacuse, Distinguished Professor and Henry J. Braker Professor of Law, Tufts University; and Malcolm Rogge, Director of Under Rich Earth and SJD Candidate, Harvard Law School. 

 

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Feb
15
12:30pm12:30pm

Practicing Leadership as a Woman in Patriarchal Cultures

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Lunch Discussion with U.S. Ambassador Prudence Bushnell.

Ambassador Prudence Bushnell (Ret.) has a distinguished career in the U.S. Foreign Service where she has held series of leadership positions, including Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs (1993-1996), Ambassador to the Republics of Kenya (1996-1999) and Guatemala (1999-2002), and Dean of the Leadership and Management School at the Foreign Service Institute (2002-2005).  Her experiences during the Rwanda genocide (1994) and the al Qaeda attack on the U.S. embassy in Nairobi, Kenya (1998) formed many of her insights about personal and policy leadership skills.

 

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