Aronson Center 2020 Speaker Series

Please join the Aronson Center for International Studies for a Fall Speaker Series on Human Rights.  All events will be held via Zoom.  Check back for more information as it becomes available.

Thursday, September 17 @ 6:00pm – Policing and Human Rights from a Comparative Perspective.  Panelists will include:

  • Maria Theresa Sierra, Research Professor, Center for Research and Advanced Studies in Social Anthropology, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Michaela “Duchess” Brown, Executive Director and co-founder of Organizing Black
  • Richard Allen Hayes, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at University of Northern Iowa

This event is co-sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Center for Africana Studies and will be moderated by Professor Stuart Schrader, Department of Sociology, Johns Hopkins University

Policing and Human Rights Zoom Recording

Saturday, October 10 @ 10:00am – Climate Refugees.  Panelists will include:

  • Mariam Traore Chazalnoel, Senior Specialist on Migration, Environment and Climate Change at the UN Migration Agency (IOM)
  • Andrew Baldwin, Associate Professor of Geography at Durham University, Durham, England
  • Saleemul Huq, Director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development

This event will be moderated by Professor Naveeda Khan, Department of Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University

Climate Refugees Zoom Recording

Thursday, October 29 @ 5:00pm – Women in Conflict Zones.  Panelists will include:

  • Susan Harris Rimmer, Director of the Griffith University Policy Innovation Hub and Research Associate, Development Policy Centre in the Crawford School at Australian National University
  • Funmi Balogun, Head of Humanitarian Normative and Coordination Action at UN Women
  • Tawakkol Karman, 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate for activism promoting women’s rights and women’s participation in peace building, founder and president of the Women Journalists Without Chains and Tawakkol Karman Foundation

This event will be moderated by Sarah Parkinson, Aronson Assistant Professor of International Studies and Political Science, Johns Hopkins University.

Women and Conflict Zoom Recording

Friday, November 13 @ 9:30am – Child Soldiers.  Panelists will include:

  • Zama Neff – Executive Director of the Children’s Rights Division, Human Rights Watch
  • Dr. Roos van der Haer – Assistant Professor of International Relations, Universiteit Leiden, Netherlands

Child Soldiers Zoom Recording