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Making Sense of Human Rights Diplomacy: Symbolism or Concrete Impact?

March 11, 2019

Abstract: Existing international relations scholarship on human rights focuses on international law and transnational advocacy to the exclusion of "human rights diplomacy" (HRD)---efforts by...

Backlash: Resistance and Defiance to International Norms

November 18, 2016

Abstract: This paper develops a theoretical approach to norm resistance and defiance in international affairs. Conventional models of norm dynamics (e.g.

Countering Violent Extremism

February 26, 2016

AbstractUnder Secretary Sewall will deliver remarks on Countering Violent Extremism, the U.S.

Just Enough: The Politics of Accountability for Mass Atrocities

October 15, 2015

Abstract: This project looks at the politics of accountability for mass atrocities.

‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Secrecy, Security, and Oversight of Targeted Killing Operations

June 4, 2015

Abstract: Governments around the world have been targeting and killing individuals to prevent them from committing terror attacks or other atrocities.

World Order Politics: The Carter Administration’s Bid for a New U.S. Foreign Policy (and What We Can Learn From It)

February 17, 2015

Please note new location in theReuben Hills Conference Room ("East" Conference Room)Encina Hall, 2nd floorAbstract: In 1977, the Carter administration began working to implement a new guiding...

The Tower of Babel: Human Rights and the Paradox of Language

January 16, 2014

ABOUT THE TOPIC: Key human rights instruments and leading scholars argue that minority language rights should be treated as human rights, both because language is constitutive of an individual’s...

America, India, and the Politics of Humanitarian Intervention

May 16, 2013

About the Topic: A study of how two major democracies, the United States and India, responded to one of the worst humanitarian crises of the 20th century: the 1971 atrocities in East Pakistan ...

Round table with Internet Freedom Fellows

March 14, 2013

The Internet Freedom Fellows program brings human rights activists from across the globe to Geneva, Washington, and Silicon Valley to meet with fellow activists, U.S.

CISAC-SCICN Special Seminar: Investigating Post-Conflict Violence at the Micro-Level: Accounting for Patterns among Victims of Past Atrocities in Liberia

January 31, 2013

Anupma Kulkarni is currently a Fellow of the Stanford Center for International Conflict and Negotiation (SCICN) and Co-director of the West Africa Transitional Justice (WATJ) Project, a cross...

The Responsibility to Protect in Syria

May 15, 2012

About the Speaker: Eric Schwartz became Dean of the Hubert H.

Performance of "Reykjavik" and post-performance panel

May 10, 2012

In October 1986, a historic summit meeting was held at Reykjavik, Iceland, between the United States, under the leadership of President Ronald Reagan, and the Soviet Union, under the leadership of...

Performance of "Reykjavik" and post-performance Q&A

May 9, 2012

In October 1986, a historic summit meeting was held at Reykjavik, Iceland, between the United States, under the leadership of President Ronald Reagan, and the Soviet Union, under the leadership of...

Forum Choice for Terrorism Suspects

March 8, 2012

Aziz Huq earned his BA summa cum laude in International Studies and French from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1996 and his law degree from Columbia Law School in 2001, where he...

The Defense of Inhumanity: Air Control and the British Idea of Arabia

February 10, 2012

Priya Satia's research interests span modern British cultural and political history, colonialism and imperialism, the experience and practice of war, technology and culture, human rights and...

Perspectives on Obama's Approach to Global Governance

February 7, 2012

About the topic: A major challenge faced by President Obama is how to modernize the system of global governance to adapt to the rising influence of emerging powers and to more effectively address...

"Afghan good enough"? The US Drawdown and the Fate of Afghan Women

January 12, 2012

Helen M. Kinsella is an assistant professor in the Political Science Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The Arab Spring Comes to the UN Human Rights Council

November 11, 2011

During its first term as a member of the UN Human Rights Council - the United States has capitalized on the human rights challenges that have erupted during the "Arab Spring" to change the agenda...

2011 Payne Distinguished Lecture: Improving Governance and Combating Drugs

October 4, 2011

On October 3, Karl Eikenberry, the former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, will deliver this year's inaugural Payne Distinguished Lecture at Cemex Auditorium at the Knight Management Center.

Violence, Drugs and Governance: Mexican Security in Comparative Perspective

October 3, 2011

On October 3-4, 2011, the Stanford University Program on Poverty and Governance at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law and the Center for International Security and...

Civilians in War Zones

January 21, 2011

Richard Goldstone served on South Africa's Transvaal Supreme Court from 1980 to 1989 and the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court from 1990 to 1994.

Bankruptcy, Guns or Campaigns: Explaining Armed Organizations' Post-War Trajectories

November 12, 2009

What happens to armed organizations after they sign peace accords? Why do they dissolve, return to war, or form non-violent political parties?

Special IPS-CISAC Colloquium - Beyond Hearts and Minds: The Impact of Afghan Political Disenchantment on US Options in Afghanistan

October 28, 2009

With a flawed Afghan election and a request for more troop increases by General Stanley McChrystal, there is renewed attention toward whether and how the United States can turn the situation in...

12th Annual United Nations Association Film Festival Session VI

October 20, 2009

The United Nations Association Film Festival was originally conceived to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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Jenny Martinez Headshot Jenny Martinez Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, Law
weinstein Jeremy M. Weinstein Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Rochelle Terman Rochelle Terman Affiliate
sergey sanovich Sergey Sanovich Affiliate
Shiri Krebs Shiri Krebs Affiliate
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