Lecture Series

Every academic year, Trinity’s Human Rights Program hosts a series of speakers.  The lectures bring to campus leading human rights academics and advocates, who often interact with students in small-group settings.  Speakers have included former international judges and foreign leaders; prominent human rights scholars; directors of major human rights organizations; current and former government officials; leading defense attorneys; as well as human rights victims and local activists.  Topics cover the spectrum of human rights issues, including the war on terror, ethics, health and science, women’s rights, international law, children’s rights, the environment, and truth commissions.


Past Lecture Series

2006-2007:  The Global Impact of the ‘War on Terror’ on Human Rights
2005-2006:  The Environment and Human Rights
2004-2005:  Understanding Women’s Rights as Human Rights
2003-2004:  The Role of Ethics and Human Rights in the Political Arena
2002-2003:  The Promotion of International Human Rights Policy: Is the U.S. a Party to IT?
2001-2002:  Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation: Confronting the Past, Constructing the Future
2000-2001:  The Next Generation: Protecting and Promoting Children’s Rights