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Screening of  American DREAMers

Thursday, February 24

Cushing 001, Boston College

The Organization of Latin American Affairs at BC is hosting a screening this Thursday at 7PM in Cushing 001 of the documentary "DREAMers," which deals with DACA students in the US. BC alumna and film director Jenniffer Castillo will do a Skype session with attendees after the showing. Questions to


Violence Transformed

Annual Series of Visual and Performing Arts Events

February 1–March 17, 2017 | Reception: March 2 from 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Harriet Tubman House
566 Columbus Avenue
Boston, MA


Making History Public: Righting Historical Wrongs at the Turn of the Millennium

Spring Semester 2017 Exhibition

Opening and Reception: February 7, 2017 at  4:30 p.m.

BC History Department, Stokes Hall, 3rd Floor
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Sponsored by the Boston College History Department and the Boston College Libraries

2016-17 Cambridge Health Alliance Global Health and Human Rights Seminar

All sessions will take place from 12-1:00 p.m.
Room 4-B-11 (to the right when exiting the elevator)
Central Street Health Center, 4th floor
Cambridge Health Alliance
26 Central Street Somerville, MA 02143

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March 20, 2017

Noora A. Lori, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of International Relations, Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University
Academy Scholar, Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies, Harvard University

Labor migration, national identity and human rights in the Persian Gulf


May 15, 2017

Dara Kay Cohen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

The use of rape during civil conflict



MONDAY, MARCH 13, 2017


The Heights Room, Corcoran Commons

Doors open at 3:30PM and seating is based on a first-come, first-served basis


Making Human Rights the Compass for All Ethical Globalization



Mary Robinson

President of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice

President of Ireland (1990-1997)

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (1997-2002)


Mary Robinson served as the seventh, and first female President of Ireland. She is widely regarded as a transformative figure for Ireland, and for the Irish presidency, revitalizing and liberalizing a previously conservative, low-profile political office. President Robinson's talk at Boston College will address the critical role leadership plays in improving human rights and education.

Mary Robinson is President of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice. She served as President of Ireland from 1990-1997 and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights from 1997-2002. She is a member of the Elders, the Club of Madrid, and is the recipient of numerous honours and awards including the Presidential Medal of Freedom from the President of the United States Barack Obama. She sits on the advisory board of Sustainable Energy For All (SE4All) and is also a member of the Lead Group of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement.

Between March 2013 and August 2014 Mary served as the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy for the Great Lakes region of Africa and from August 2014 to end of 2015 she served as the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Climate Change. A former President of the International Commission of Jurists and former chair of the Council of Women World Leaders she was President and founder of Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative from 2002-2010 and served as Honorary President of Oxfam International from 2002-2012.

Mary Robinson serves as Patron of the Board of the Institute of Human Rights and Business, is an honorary member of The B Team, in addition to being a board member of several organizations including the Mo Ibrahim Foundation and the European Climate Foundation. She serves as Chancellor of the University of Dublin since 1998. Mary’s memoir, Everybody Matters was published in September 2012.

Presented with the Women's Collaborative, Women's Center, and the Civic Engagement Committee

Celebrating Women's History Month