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Center for Human Rights and International Justice

Citizenship-in-Question: Evidentiary Challenges for Jus Soli and Autochthony, from Authenticité to ‘Birtherism’ Conference

April 19-21, Boston College

This three-day conference hosted by Boston College will feature panel topics on such issues from "Documenting Citizenship Claims" to "Gambling with Citizenship Rules". Directors from the Center for Human Rights and International Justice and faculty members from many other distinguished schools will be participating in the event. Day One will be hosted on Boston College's Campus, while the next two days will be hosted at BC's own Connors Center in Dover, MA.  Thursday evening's program is open to the public; the Friday and Saturday portion of the conference is by invitation only.

The event is sponsored by Boston College Center for Human Rights and International Justice, Boston College Institute for the Liberal Arts, Boston College Law School, the University of Pennsylvania, Northeastern University and the Rochester Institute of Technology

For the April update of the full program of events for the Conference in .pdf form click here.


Programmatic questions about the conference may be directed to Benjamin Lawrance at  Registration inquiries and other questions may be directed to