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The Center thanks Luis Argueta for braving the weather and showing his great new documentary, Abrazos, on January 28 in the Heights Room.

News & Announcements

Kanstroom

Center Associate Director Daniel Kanstroom and Columbia U. Prof. Mae Ngai offer a meditation on the history of executive discretion in the US, contextualizing President Obama's recently announced executive actions on immigration in Dissent Magazine.

Read Kanstroom and Ngai's article in Dissent Magazine here.»

 

The Center is is now accepting applications for summer reearch grants, made available to BC graduate and undergraduate students. Application deadline March 16. 

See the summer grant details here »

 

The Center's winter newsletter is now available online. Read the Winter 2014-15 Newsletter »

 
Robert White

The Center wishes to recognize the passing of former US Ambassador to El Salvador Robert White, who made great efforts to bring to light atrocities carried out during the Salvadoran Civil War of the 1980s, including the complicity of the US government. 

Ambassador White spoke at BC in one of the first Center events ever held, in 2005.  See a slideshow of his appearance here. »

The Center for Justice and Accountability has also published this tribute to Ambassador White.»

 
A student with a display board titled "Immigrants in Massachusetts"

The Center has signed on to the attached letter opposing the opening of a new family detention center in Dilley, Texas.

Read the letter protesting the new detention center here »

 
A student with a display board titled "Immigrants in Massachusetts"

The Center's initiatives aimed at BC undergraduates were highlighted in The Boston College Chronicle.

Read the about the initiatives in Chronicle »

 
Front page of Australia's The Catholic Voice

BC Law Prof. Frank Brennan, S.J., wrote about Carolyn Forché's presentation on Nov. 19 to commemorate the martyrs of the UCA in El Salvador in Canberra, Australia's The Catholic Voice.

Read Fr. Brennan's article »

 
Richard Falla, S.J.

Center Associate Director Dan Kanstroom wrote on "Human rights for all is better than citizenship rights for some" as part of an online series hosted by the EUDO Observatory on Citizenship.

Read Kanstroom's piece here »

 
Richard Falla, S.J.

Center Visiting Fellow Ricardo Falla, S.J. discusses his life and work, and a new book project about them entitled "Al Atardecer de la Vida" (In the Twilight of Life), in these short interviews (in Spanish).

Watch a Conversation with Ricardo Falla, S.J. »

 

upcoming events

Dugard

The Right to Housing

SPRING COLLOQUIUM SERIES

Friday, February 27
10:00 a.m.
Boston College Newton campus

With Prof. Jackie Dugard, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa.

*Space is limited. Please RSVP to bonnie.waldron@bc.edu (Room location will be provided)

 
Lady Justice holding a sword and scale. On one side of the scale is the flag for the Third Reich.

Legally Blind: Law, Ethics, and the Third Reich

Tuesday, March 10–Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Heights Room, Corcoran Commons
Boston College

Co-sponsored by the Center for Human Rights and International Justice.

This conference will focus on Nazi Law as it impacts upon civil law, race, medicine, and religion. This event is free and open to the public. Register online by March 6, 2015.

 

 
Meier

Human Rights Accountability through Treaty Bodies: Examining Human Rights Treaty Monitoring for Water and Sanitation

SPRING COLLOQUIUM SERIES

Wednesday, March 11
3:00 p.m.
Boston College Newton campus

With Prof. Benjamin Mason Meier, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

*Space is limited. Please RSVP to bonnie.waldron@bc.edu (Room location will be provided).

 
Murthy

The Human Right to Water in the U.S.

SPRING COLLOQUIUM SERIES

Wednesday, March 25
3:00 p.m.
Boston College Newton campus

With Prof. Sharmila Murthy, Suffolk U. Law School

*Space is limited. Please RSVP to bonnie.waldron@bc.edu (Room location will be provided)

 
motomura

Book discussion: Immigration Outside the Law

Thursday, March 26
7:00 p.m.
Fulton 511

With Professor of Law Hiroshi Motomura of UCLA.

 

 
Huckerby

Human Rights and Women

SPRING COLLOQUIUM SERIES

Wednesday, April 1
3:00 p.m.
Boston College Newton campus

With Prof. Jayne Huckerby, Duke U. Law School

*Space is limited. Please RSVP to bonnie.waldron@bc.edu (Room location will be provided)

 
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Religion, Peacebuilding and U.S. Foreign Policy

Thursday, April 9
5:30-7:00PM
Fulton 511

With Shaun Casey, State Department Office of Faith-based Community Initiatives

Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life event co-sponsored by the Center.
  

 
engle merry

Human Rights and the Social Sciences

SPRING COLLOQUIUM SERIES

Friday, April 10
3:00 p.m.
Boston College Newton campus

With Prof. Sally Engle Merry, New York University Law School

*Space is limited. Please RSVP to bonnie.waldron@bc.edu (Room location will be provided)

 

Here are a few other event-related links of interest:

Past Events | Video of Past Events | Area Events