Center for Global Studies


Past Events & Activities - The Human Rights and Global Justice Working Group



"Ni Un Muerto Más! - No More Killings! Extractive Industries and Social Protest in Peru"
In spring 2013, the Human Rights & Global Justice Working Group welcomed renowned Peruvian poet, literary critic, and human rights activist, Rocío Silva Santisteban, to discuss the factors that have contributed to the deaths of more than two dozen protestors at the hands of security forces in the context of social protests, mostly over mining concessions.
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"Global Justice: Memories of Violence and Resistance."

In spring 2012, the group organized its third annual film series. The featured films offered a variety of cinematic representations of varying responses to human rights violations and injustice, with each screening followed by a discussion period.

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"Arts after Atrocity: Global Human Rights and Local Representations of Violence and Resistance"

This international symposium brought together artists, filmmakers, scholars and those affected by violence to discuss how the arts are deployed to represent past violence and reinterpret fundamental understandings about power, truth, and justice. 
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Screening of Granito: How to Nail a Dictator
In fall 2012, the group organized a screening of Granito. Director Pamela Yates and producer Paco de Onis talked about the film and the incredible impact it has had in the trial of former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt for crimes of genocide during that country's civil war.
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"Global Justice Around the World: Women, War & Settling Accounts After Atrocity."

In spring 2011, the group organized a film series with several films and panel discussion on topics related to global justice.

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First Annual Guest Lecture on Transitional and Transnational Justice

As the capstone event of the 2011 spring film series, the group organized a guest lecture featuring Harvard anthropologist, Kimberly Theidon, who gave a talk on her research in Peru, which inspired the film ‘Milk of Sorrow’ about rape during Peru’s internal armed conflict. Theidon’s work on gender in conflict, sexual violence and transitional justice, and the micro-politics of reconciliation has been very influential in anthropology and the emerging field of transitional justice.



"Global Justice: Responses from Around the World to Mass Atrocity."
A film series on varying responses to atrocity and human rights violation. Spring 2010.

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"Accountability after Mass Atrocity: Latin American and African Examples in Comparative Perspective."

Conference featuring international scholars, activists and practitioners at he Carnegie Endowment for International Peace on May 6, 2009 in Washington, DC.

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"Human Rights Tribunals in Latin America: the Trial of Fujimori in Comparative Perspective."
An all-day international symposium with scholars, activists and practitioners at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace on October 2, 2008 in Washington, DC.

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"The Human Rights Movement in Peru: Voices from Civil Society."

Panel Discussion featuring Peruvian human rights activists on Fairfax campus at the Johnson Center Cinema, September 30, 2008.

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"Silencing Civil Society: Political Violence and the Authoritarian State in Peru."

Book Launch & Panel Discussion on Fairfax campus in Mason Hall on April 3, 2008.

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