The Human Rights & Global Justice Working Group
at the Center for Global Studies
proudly present a
Human Rights &
Views From Around The World
November 3, 2011 from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Mason Hall, Room D3 A&B
Andrea Bartoli, Dean of The School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution
Monitoring Human Rights Violation in the Emergent Genocide Prevention System
Jo-Marie Burt, Director of Latin American Studies at Mason
Seeking Justice in the Land of Impunity: Human Rights in Latin America
John Dale, Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Mason
Arnaud Kurze, PhD Candidate in Political Science
The Struggle of Democratizing Human Rights in the Former Yugoslavia
Terrence Lyons, Co-Director of the Center for Global Studies
Models of Post-Conflict Reconciliation in Africa
Debra Shutika, Director of English Undergraduate Programs
After the Border: Trauma and Survival on the U.S.-Mexico Frontier
Human rights is without doubt one of the defining ideas of the 21st century. Yet repressive and non-democratic regimes persist in many parts of the world that routinely deny the human rights of their citizens. Human rights abuses may also be carried out by other non-state actors, including corporations, rebels, drug traffickers, and human traffickers. This panel discussion, featuring distinguished faculty members from George Mason University from a variety of disciplines, highlights the realities of gross human rights abuses in many parts of the world, from Liberia to the US-Mexico borderlands, while also examining local and global efforts to end violence and promote human rights.
The panel discussion will take place against the backdrop of a haunting exhibit of photographs produced by the Peruvian Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which was created to investigate the cases and consequences of the political violence that ravaged Peru between 1980 and 2000. The photography exhibit, entitled “Yuyanapaq,” which means “To remember” in Quechua, chronicles the brutal conflict between the Shining Path insurgency and the Peruvian state, which left 69,000 dead in its wake, as well as the valiant efforts of ordinary Peruvians to resist violence and restore democracy to the country. The Yuyanapaq exhibit will be on display in the Mason Hall Atrium from October 31 to December 4, 2011.
This event was made possible thanks to the support of: Latin American Studies, the Human Rights & Global Justice Working Group, Global Interdisciplinary Programs, University Life, the Department of Public and International Affairs, the Center for Global Studies, and Hispanic Student Association.
This event is part of the 'Global Perspectives on Human Rights' Event Series.