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Book award for Professor Lykes

The Institute for the Study of Genocide has named Beyond Repair? Mayan Women’s Protagonism in the Aftermath of Genocidal Harm winner of the 2021 Lemkin Book Award. Beyond Repair? was co-written by Alison Crosby (York University, Toronto) and Lynch School … Continue reading

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Magdalene Laundries and the campaign for justice

Between 1922 and 1996, over 10,000 Irish girls and women, specifically unmarried mothers, and those considered promiscuous, sexually abused, and/or a burden to their families or the state, were imprisoned and subjected to forced labor in Ireland’s Magdalene Laundries. The … Continue reading

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Dr. Paul Farmer

Dr. Paul Farmer, whose humanitarian work was recounted in the Tracy Kidder book Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World, will participate in “A Conversation with Paul Farmer” Feb. 27 at 5:30 … Continue reading

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Nobel Prize winner

Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi, an Iranian lawyer and human rights activist, will give an address on Nov. 10 at 4 p.m. in Gasson Hall 100. Ebadi was honored with the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts in support of democracy and human … Continue reading

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Understanding Israel/Palestine

For many, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict seems intractable. But in her new book, Understanding Israel/Palestine: Race, Nation, and Human Rights in the Conflict (Sense Publishers, 2015), author Eve Spangler contends that a resolution is a possibility if parties are willing to approach the situation from a human … Continue reading

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Human rights in history

Three distinguished authors will convene for a special roundtable discussion on human rights in history and the development of the concept. The event will feature: Samuel Moyn of Columbia University, author of The Last Utopia: Human Rights in History; Michael … Continue reading

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