Professor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin speaks to rapt audience.

Community Programming

The Human Rights Center is pleased to share highlights of community programming that includes discussion series, public events, webinars, debates, film screenings, and more dedicated to emerging and pressing human rights cases and concerns.

Visit the links below to learn more about local, national, and regional human rights community programming:

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February 2021 - Technology, Counter-Terrorism, and Human Rights Fellow & Advisor to the Special Rapporteur on Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights


Speakers at HRC Book Talk International Law and Armed Conflict Nov 2020International Law and Armed Conflict Book Talk

November 2020 - The Human Rights Center hosted a conversation and virtual launch recognizing two new groundbreaking books on international humanitarian law and armed conflict: The Grip of Sexual Violence in Conflict by Karen Engle and The Laws of War in International Thought by Pablo Kalmanovitz.

Professor Jennie GreenU.N. Series: International Human Rights Advocacy

November 2020 - University of Minnesota human rights faculty, students, and partners traveled to the United Nations in Geneva to advance their work on a variety of human rights projects related to issues as diverse as counter-terrorism, LGBTQ+ rights, new technologies, rights of rural communities, and gun violence.

Professor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin at the United NationsU.N. Anniversary Series

November 2020 - The Human Rights Center commemorates the United Nations Anniversary with a special series.

In recognition of this anniversary and global commemoration, we share a series of stories past and present, celebrating the Human Rights Center’s engagement with the United Nations to advance human rights.

Speaker Eric Mawira GitariSexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Human Rights in Kenya

September 2020 - In late September 2020, the Human Rights Center hosted Eric Mawira Gitari who discussed how laws that discriminate against LGBTQ+ communities impact social realities and human rights advocacy within Kenya and other African countries. Kenya is one of more than 70+ countries in the world where homosexuality is criminalized.

Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Human Rights in Kenya

The Human Rights Center hosts “Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, and Human Rights in Kenya,” a virtual discussion.

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