Human Rights-Related Programming Archive

April 12, 2019: “Translating the Letter and the Law: Identities and the Right to Belong”

Presented by Rechtsanwalt Aarash D. Spanta (Human Rights Lawyer).

Sponsored by the Human Rights Program, Dept of German, Nordic, and Slavic, Center for South Asia, Center for German and European Studies

April 11, 2019: CSA Weekly Lecture Series: “Afghan Refugees in Germany Today: Legacies of the Cold War”

Presented by Aarash D. Spanta (Human Rights Lawyer and Literary Translator).

March 8, 2019: “International Women’s Day Celebration” including a screening of the film “The Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness”: Learn how you can actively petition the Madison Common Council to join over 40 cities in support of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).

Sponsored by UNA-USA Dane County, GENUN at UW-Madison and IRIS.

December 10, 2018: 70th Anniversary Celebration of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Presented by Hon. Sothy Teb, Cambodian Parliament Member, Human Rights Party

Opening remarks by Dr. Alex Hunneus, UW-Madison

Sponsored by UNA-USA Dane County, IRIS, GenUN UW-Madison, UW-Madison Human Rights Program

November 29, 2018: “Make the Most of the World. Why Peace Corps”

Presented by Dr. Jody Olsen, Peace Corps Director

Sponsored by UNA-USA Dane County, Peace Corps at UW-Madison

November 14, 2018: Film Screening: “Dear Ambassador” as part of the 2nd Annual IRIS International Film Series

Featuring an introduction and Q&A with the film’s director, Luiz Fernando Goulart

Sponsored by IRIS, LACIS, UNA-USA Dane County, Peace Corps at UW-Madison

November 13, 2018: “Sink or Swim; Slavery or Salvation: The UN Response to Crisis”

Presented by Coleen Higgins (Coleen Higgins is a former Senior Official of the IMO; the United Nations Specialized Agency for global shipping and international maritime matters. From 1992-2000, Attorney Higgins held the post of Legal Officer, Legal Affairs and External Relations Division, at the International Maritime Organization -IMO- (United Nations) in London, England, U.K.Higgins has participated in International Water Law conferences in Italy and Mexico. She has also participated in numerous international IMO (U.N.) Diplomatic Treaty Making Conferences in London, England; and in the United Nations Congress on Public International Law held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.)

Sponsored by IRIS and the UNA-USA Dane County

October 28, 2018: UN Day Luncheon “The Role of Human Rights in Achieving Peace and Stability in the Great Lakes Region of Africa”

Presented by former WI Senator, Russ Feingold

Sponsored by UNA-USA Dane County, IRIS, International Division, LACIS, and African Studies

October 16, 2018: “The Cost of Not Being There — What Happens When Wars are No Longer Covered” 
Presented by Justin Kenny, award winning t.v. news producer and documentary filmmaker

Sponsored by IRIS, UNA-USA Dane County, the School of Journalism and Mass Communication

September 11, 2018: “Conflict in Palestine” 
Presented by Cassandra Dixon of Operation Dove

Sponsored by UNA-USA Dane County Chapter and Middle East Studies @ UW-Madison

May 10, 2018: “Global Health Programs: Big Successes in the Midst of Big Transitions”

Presented by Former Ambassador, John Lange, Senior Fellow, Global Health Diplomacy, UN Foundation

Sponsored by UNA-USA Dane County, IRIS and the International Division

May 8, 2018: “Back to the Village: Women in Contemporary Togo, West Africa”

Presented by Elisabeth Karpov, Alaffia

Sponsored by UNA-USA Dane County, IRIS and the Community Pharmacy

Feburary 13, 2018: “Dinner and Presentation on Sri Lankan Culture and Current Events” @ Swagat Indian Restaurant

Presented by Dr. Sumudu, Atapattu, UW-Madison

Sponsored by UNA-USA Dane County, IRIS and the Human Rights Program @ UW-Madison

January 9, 2018: “Global StoryBridges: Connecting Youth Across the Globe”

Presented by Margaret Hawkins, Professor, UW-Madison and 2017 UNA-USA Dane County Chapter’s Global Citizen

Sponsored by UNA-USA Dane County and IRIS