human rights

human rights

Ask the Author Live: Hisham Matar on Libya

Prof. Matar, Libyan author and member of Barnard's English faculty, answers questions on Libya through The New Yorker's "Ask the Author" webpage.

States of Exception: Children’s Human Rights and the Humanities

The Helen Pond McIntyre '48 lecture with Wendy Hesford
Monday, October 24, 2011
6:30 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall

Wendy Hesford examines the rights and conditions of children living in varied states of political unrest and social exclusion.

 

Mesoamerican Biodiversity, Green Imperialism, and Indigenous Women’s Leadership in Defense of Territory

A conference cosponsored by the Barnard Center for Research on Women and New York University’s Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Latino Studies, and Dept of Social and Cultural Analysis
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
NYU Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, 20 Cooper Square, 4th Floor

Scholars from all over Mexico gather to explore how current struggles to protect territory and autonomy in the region and throughout the world are creating new forms of indigenous feminism.

Chomsky

America and Israel-Palestine: War & Peace
Monday, October 17, 2011
6 PM
LeFrak Gymnasium, first floor Barnard Hall

Scholar and activist Noam Chomsky considers discusses the causes and consequences of American foreign policy in Israel-Palestine.

Preventing Violence, Promoting Justice

A conference co-sponsored by the Barnard Center for Research on Women, Sakhi for South Asian Women and the Women of Color Policy Network at the NYU Wagner School of Public Service
Monday, October 10, 2011 - Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Kimmel Center, NYU

The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade & Its Effect on the Igbo & Yoruba Cultures

A lecture by Matt D. Childs
Thursday, October 6, 2011
6 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall

Matt D. Childs examines how the transatlantic slave trade brought about the formation of a common identity for the Yoruba and Igbo peoples of Africa.

 

Created In God’s Image: Intersections of Judaism, Gender, and Human Rights

A lecture with Rabbi Rachel Kahn-Troster ’01
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
6:30 PM
Event Oval, The Diana Center

The Barnard alumna reflects on her work as a human rights activist mobilizing the Jewish community against US-sponsored torture and modern slavery, while exploring questions of how Judaism reacts to extreme violations of human dignity.

Fugitives & Matriarchs: Slavery in the Atlantic and Indian Ocean Worlds

A lecture with Gunja SenGupta
Thursday, March 10, 2011
6 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall

A transnational perspective on slavery that spans from colonial India to the antebellum United States.

The Labor Of Care: Rethinking Gender, Work, and Rights in the American Welfare State

A lecture with Jennifer Klein '89
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
6:30 PM
Sulzberger Parlor, 3rd Floor Barnard Hall

The Barnard alumna, Yale University professor and award-winning author reconsiders the history of the American welfare state and the future of work, rights, security and dignity in the new care-work economy.

Violating Performance: Women, Law, and the State of Exception

A lecture with Shayoni Mitra
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Noon
BCRW, 101 Barnard Hall

A look at two seminal women’s ensembles in Delhi­ and how they aided and enlarged the concerns of the women’s movement in India.