Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: In Conversation with Saidiya Hartman

Event Date: 31 May 2019 Room B01 Clore Management Centre Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Sq London WC1E 7HX   The  Birkbeck Centre for Law and the Humanities presents: Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: Intimate Histories of Social Upheaval Saidiya Hartman and Eddie Bruce-Jones in conversation, moderated by Avery F. Gordon Saidiya Hartman’s eagerly awaited new book, Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments: …

Radha D’Souza & Peter Hallward – What’s Wrong with Human Rights?

  Event Dates: 28 February 2019 Fyvie Hall (G03) The University of Westminster 309 Regent Street London W1B 2HW The Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP) in collaboration with the Institute for Modern and Contemporary Culture (IMCC), University of Westminster presents: Dr Radha D’Souza (Westminster) & Professor Peter Hallward (Kingston) – What’s Wrong with Human Rights? Chair: Dr Federica …

Are Human Rights Neoliberal?

Event Date:22 November 2018 Room B34 Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Are Human Rights Neoliberal? In recent years, scholars have sought to understand the simultaneous rise, from the 1970s, of neoliberalism and an individualistic, NGO-driven, politics of human rights. However, most of that scholarship maintains a narrow Eurocentric perspective. …

Is Sexuality Compatible with Human Rights? Jean-Claude Milner in Conversation with Slavoj Žižek

Event Date: 27 June 2018 Room B34 Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Square London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck School of Law and The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: Is Sexuality Compatible with Human Rights? Jean-Claude Milner in Conversation with Slovoj Žižek The School of Law is very pleased to announce a second conversation between Jean-Claude Milner and …

Helena Kennedy – Using the Law for Social Justice and other Utopian Ideals – Session 3

Event Date: 11 May 2017 Room B33 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Torrington Sq London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities presents: BIH Masterclass: Using the Law for Social Justice and other Utopian Ideals – Session 3: Terrorism & State Power Speaker: Helena Kennedy QC Chair: Oscar Guardiola-Rivera, Birkbeck, University of London In this Masterclass, which is …

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Jay Winter – René Cassin, the Holocaust, and the Universal Declaration for Human Rights

      Event Date: 27 June 2013 Room B34 Birkbeck, University of London Malet St London WC1E 7HU The Pears Institute for the Study of Antisemitism presents: Professor Jay Winter (Yale) – René Cassin, the Holocaust, and the Universal Declaration for Human Rights Remembrance is not a human right but the precondition for the effective establishment and maintenance of …

Bertrand Ramcharan – The UN Quest for the Protection of Human Rights

  Event Date: 17 June 2013 Windsor Auditorium Windsor Building Royal Holloway University of London Egham, Surrey TW20 0EX Royal Holloway University of London in association with the Magna Carta Trust presents: The 2013 Magna Carta Lecture Dr. Bertrand Ramcharan (Former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights) – The UN Quest for the Protection of Human Rights Dr. Bertrand …

After Human Rights?

26 February 2010 – panelists will examine, challenge and rethink the tension between ‘particular, nationally-bounded’ citizenship and ‘natural’ human rights drawing on the insights of theoretical and empirical scholarship and of the politics of human rights activism.