News and Events
Oct. 25 | 9 am – 6 pm | Harvard Kennedy School
Pride & Progress: Film Festival and Symposium will highlight human rights filmmakers and activists who are leading the cultural fight against laws that criminalize and discriminate against LGBTQ+ people in the former British colonies.
Oct. 7 | 12-1 pm | WCC 3016
Catherine Renshaw author of Human Rights and Participatory Politics in Southeast Asia, recounts an extraordinary period of human rights institution-building in Southeast Asia.
Sept. 24, 2019 | 12-1 pm | WCC 1019
Professor and Human Rights Attorney Noura Erakat and HLS Professor Emeritus Duncan Kennedy discuss Professor Erakat’s new book.
Sept. 16 | 12-1 pm | WCC 1019
Corine Wegener of the Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative will describe the development of Mosul Museum Project Zero. The project collects evidence of destruction at the museum for use in a possible war crimes trial.
April 25 | 12-1 pm | WCC B015
Deina Abdelkader, Salma Waheedi, and Hamza Sebti use specific case studies to discuss the legal frameworks regulating speech and analyze practical realities of criminalizing critical speech across the region.
April 22 |12-1 pm | WCC 3016
This final workshop in our Gender, Law, and Society Series will explore Islamic feminism and the contributions of feminist scholars challenging patriarchy in the Muslim legal traditions. Speakers Sarah Marsso and Janna Rumminger discuss the pioneering work of Musawah and the frontiers and challenges of the contemporary Islamic feminist discourse and activist work pushing for equality and gender justice.
April 4 | 12-1 pm | WCC 3018
Two short films, Dory and On Friday Noon, tell the stories of queer women and their daily struggles to negotiate their space within their local Southeast Asian communities. A discussion with Michael Peletz, Professor of Anthropology at Emory University, and Rosalia Engchuan, filmmaker and social anthropologist, follows.
March 25 | 12-1 pm | WCC 1015
Beena Sarwar, human rights lawyer, Yasser Latif Hamdani and LL.M. ’19 student, Orubah Sattar discuss Pakistan’s history with and struggle against its blasphemy law and those that support it.
March 14 | 12-1 pm | WCC 1019
Dr. Ramy Khouili, a Tunisian doctor and human rights activist, and Daniel Levine-Spound (HLS ’19), examine the origins and dynamics of the criminalization of homosexuality in Tunisia from the colonial period to the 21st century.
Standing Up to Gender Violence: The Legal Context of Contemporary Feminist Struggle in Israel/Palestine
February 25 | 12-1 pm | WCC 1015
Please join us for a discussion of gender-based violence and feminist struggles for gender justice and equality in Israel-Palestine. Professors Tally Kritzman-Amir and Sarah Ilhmoud will examine recent trends in gender-based violence in Israel-Palestine and the various state policies and responses, especially in relation to vulnerable communities of Palestinians and African refugees.