Munching on Human Rights 2003-2004

This monthly program is a lunchtime series facilitated by the Center and held throughout the academic year. The program was designed primarily for first-year students who have a restricted curriculum and may not be familiar with the basics of international law or human rights systems.

What is the International Bill of Human Rights
September 9, 2003
Speaker: Professor Rick Wilson

What is the Difference Between Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
October 15, 2003
Speaker: John Cerone

Introduction to the Different Regional Human Rights Systems
November 11, 2003
Speaker: Hadar Harris

Law of War and Rules of Occupation
January 21, 2004
Speaker: Professor Robert Goldman
Is all really fair in love and war? At least in war there are some rules. Professor Goldman will discuss the basics of how nations can and cannot act in wartime and occupation under international law. He will explore both general situations and the current situation in Iraq.

Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights
February 10, 2004
Speaker: Professor Rick Wilson
Economic, social and cultural rights: inalienable rights or new concepts? Professor Wilson will discuss economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to food, health, education, housing, social security, work and culture, and how these rights are applied in the international context.

Using Law for Social Change Through Community Based Activism
March 16, 2004
Speaker: Professor Muneer Ahmad
Are you ready for change in the world? Professor Ahmad will discuss opportunities and methods for creating social change through litigation, community organizing, and policy advocacy

ABCs of the ICC
April 1, 2004
What is the International Criminal Court, and what's the big deal? This session will provide an introductory overview of the founding, establishment, and controversy surrounding the ICC as it becomes fully operational.