Human Rights and Global Challenges HRRC Conference May 2022

Prof. Katharina von Hammerstein (Emerita) and Prof. Sebastian Wogenstein organized a 2-day Human Rights conference concurrent with a delegation visit from Baden-Württemberg in May 2022. The conference showcases new research on geopolitics, environment and migration, and brings together scholars from a variety of countries and institutions.

For a detailed schedule, please check the website for more information.

Below are highlights from the schedule:

KEYNOTE LECTURE

CLIMATIZING RIGHTS: HUMAN RIGHTS FOR THE ANTHROPOCENE

César Rodríguez-GaravitoClinical Law, Chair and Faculty Director of the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, New York University School of Law

Moderator: Shareen Hertel, Political Science/Human Rights, University of Connecticut

AI, EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES, AND THE PROMOTION OF THE COMMON GOOD

Organized by the HRRC Working Group “Human Rights, Science and Technology”

Elisa Orrù, Philosophy and Law, University of Freiburg: Emerging technologies and the environment: sustainability in the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence and Molecular Biotechnologies

Anat Lior, Law, Yale University: Insurance for Climate Change – The Role of Artificial Intelligence

Katrina Geddes, Law, New York University/Yale University: The Death of the Legal Subject: How Predictive Algorithms Are (Re)constructing Legal Subjectivity

Moderator: Kiel Brennan-Marquez, Law, University of Connecticut

THE UNIVERSITY AS SITE OF SOLIDARITY AND REFUGE FOR PERSECUTED AND DISPLACED SCHOLARS AND STUDENTS 

A roundtable discussion, organized by the HRRC Working Group “Human Rights Education and Solidarity”

Panelists:

Thomas Keenan, Comparative Literature, Director, Human Rights Project, Bard College

Sandra Sirota, Human Rights, University of Connecticut

Ercüment Çelik, Sociology, University of Freiburg

Moderator: Karin Amos, Education, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of Tübingen

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