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Evidence for Hope: Making Human Rights Work in the 21st Century[May 16]

Speaker: Professor Kathryn Sikkink, Harvard Kennedy School

Douglas A. Johnson, Harvard Kennedy School

ChairProf.He JiahongRenmin Law School

Time: 15:00-17:00 May 16, 2018

VenueRoom602 Mingde Law Building

Guests

Mirjana LazarovaTrajkovskaformer judge of the European Court of Human Rights

Prof. Han DayuanRenmin Law School

Prof. Wang YunxiaRenmin Law School

Prof. Li Jianfei, Renmin Law School

Prof. Ye ChuanxinRenmin Law School

Jiang Dongassociate professor, Renmin Law School

Xiong Bingwanassistant professor, Renmin Law School

Qu XiangfeiResearcher, Institute of International Law of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

HostCenter for Human Rights Studies and Education of RUC

Introduction of the Speakers

Kathryn Sikkink is the Ryan Family Professor of Human Rights Policy at HKS and the Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Sikkink works on international norms and institutions, transnational advocacy networks, the impact of human rights law and policies, and transitional justice. Her publications include Evidence for Hope:Making Human Rights Work in the 21st Century; The Justice Cascade: How Human Rights Prosecutions are Changing World Politics (awarded the Robert F. Kennedy Center Book Award, and the WOLA/Duke University Award); Mixed Signals: U.S. Human Rights Policy and Latin America; Activists Beyond Borders: Advocacy Networks in International Politics(co-authored with Margaret Keck and awarded the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas for Improving World Order, and the ISA Chadwick Alger Award for Best Book in the area of International Organizations). She holds an MA and Ph.D. from Columbia University. Sikkink has been a Fulbright Scholar in Argentina and a Guggenheim fellow. She is a member of the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Council on Foreign Relations, and a member of the editorial board of the International Studies Quarterly, International Organization, and the American Political Science Review.

Douglas A. Johnson is a Lecturer in Public Policy and the former Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. He has been a committed advocate of human rights since the 1970s, when he chaired the Infant Formula Action Coalition also known as INFACT. He also co-founded the International Nestle Boycott Committee, which had a collective membership of 40 million members and grew to include 120 major national organizations. Johnson has served as a consultant on strategic planning to human rights organizations in Latin America, as a consultant to UNICEF and the World Health Organization on an international marketing code for breast milk substitutes.Johnson received a Masters in Public and Private Management from the Yale School of Organization and his undergraduate degree in philosophy is from Macalester College.

 
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