Speakers & Events
The Human Rights Institute hosts a year-long program of speakers and events at Columbia Law School. The Institute invites eminent human rights scholars and practitioners to address current issues of interest in the human rights field. Events range from panel discussions on emerging human rights issues, to more informal, intimate discussions with advocates and academics about the intricacies of practicing human rights law. The events provide a unique opportunity for students to engage directly with leaders in the human rights field. Events are open to law students, faculty, and frequently the greater Columbia University community and general public. Students are invited to share their ideas for events, and the Institute often co-hosts events with student groups.
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HRI 2021-22 Event Series: Twenty Years after 9/11: Addressing an Enduring Legacy of Harm
Post 9/11 Counterrorism Policy: Secrecy and the Importance of Whistleblower Disclosures (Register here)
Wednesday, September 29 | 12:10- 1:10 pm EST
This event features Jeremy Scahill, a founding editor of the Intercept and award-winning investigative journalist, and Jameel Jaffer, executive director of the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University. Speakers will address how key information provided by whistleblowers informed public understanding and oversight of counterterrorism programs, as well as the risks whistleblowers face. Priyanka Motaparthy, of Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Institute, will moderate.
Event Series Highlights:
Innovations for Advancing Women’s Rights: Beijing +25 & Beyond (2020-21)
COVID-19: Advancing Rights and Justice During a Pandemic (Spring 2020)
Peacebuilding and Human Rights (Spring 2020)
Culture and Human Rights: Critical Conversations about Resistance, Protection, and Priorities (Fall 2019)
Resist, Decolonize, Create: Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute 20th Anniversary Series (Fall 2018, Spring 2019)
Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Programs
Podcasts and Videos of Past Events