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The Carr Center's Human Rights & Social Movements Program
presents

The 3rd Annual
Gay Rights as Human Rights
Conference

Harvard Kennedy School
April 15-16, 2011
Funded by:

David Bohnett Foundation
and
Harvard Kennedy School Student Government
and Co-sponsored by:
the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard Gay and Lesbian Caucus (HGLC), Harvard Kennedy School Dean of Students Office, Harvard Kennedy School LGBT Caucus, Harvard Kennedy School Women & Gender Caucus, Harvard Kennedy School Progressive Caucus, Harvard Kennedy School Women and Public Policy Program, Harvard Kennedy School Diversity Committee, LGBTQ Policy Journal, ALANA, Office of the Dean of Harvard College, Harvard College Women’s Center, Harvard College Queer Students and Allies (QSA), Harvard College GLOW (Gay, Lesbian, or Whatever), Harvard College GirlSpot, and Harvard College Trans Task Force.

Pre-Conference Programming

Tuesday, April 12, 6:30 - 8 pm
Allison Dining Room (Taubman Building, floor 5)
Global Queer Series #5: LGBTQ Human Rights in Iraq

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Wednesday, April 13, noon - 2 pm
Taubman 401
“Out in the Workplace”

sponsored by the HKS Office of Career Advancement

Thursday, April 14, 6:30 - 8 pm
Starr Auditorium (Belfer Building, floor 2)
The Activist's Studio: Roberta Achtenberg & Julie Davis

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Conference Programming - Friday, April 15, 2011

7:30-9 pm
Starr Auditorium (Belfer Building, floor 2)
Sixth Annual Nicholas Papadopoulos Lecture

“Who Will Give Us the Right to Marry?”
Kenji Yoshino

Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law
New York University School of Law
Award-winning author of
Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights

Welcome by David T. Ellwood

Dean, Harvard Kennedy School

Introduction by Evelynn M. Hammonds

Dean of Harvard College

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9 pm
Bell Hall (Belfer Building, floor 5)
Post-Lecture Reception

Conference Programming - Saturday, April 16, 2011

9-10 am
John F. Kennedy, Jr., Forum
(Littauer Building)
Registration and Breakfast
10-11:30 am
Littauer 140
Opening Keynote Address

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“Where We've Been, Where We Are, and Where We're Going”
Roberta Achtenberg

Commissioner, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and
former Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (1993-95)

Welcome by Timothy Patrick McCarthy

Director, Human Rights and Social Movements Program
Carr Center for Human Rights Policy

Introduction by Sarah Bouchat

MPP '11, Research Associate, Human Rights and Social Movements Program,
Carr Center for Human Rights Policy

11:30am-12:30 pm
John F. Kennedy, Jr., Forum
(Littauer Building)
Lunch
12:30-2 pm
Littauer 140
Student Roundtable: “New Directions in LGBT Policy Research”

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Margaret Traub (Moderator)

President and CEO, Adesso, Inc., and Founder, Traub-Dicker-HKS Research Fellowship


“The Promises and Pitfalls of Recent LGBT Health Advocacy”
Baylee DeCastro

MPP ’10, 2009-2010 Traub-Dicker Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School


“Rights and Resistance: Civic Organizing and Political Change in Singapore”
Sarah Bouchat

MPP ’11, 2010-2011 Traub-Dicker Fellow, and
Research Associate, Human Rights and Social Movements Program
Carr Center for Human Rights Policy


“Understanding Chinese-Speaking American Attitudes Toward LGBT People”
Tommy Tseng

MPP ’11, 2010-2011 Traub-Dicker Fellow, and
Editor, LGBTQ Policy Journal, Harvard Kennedy School


“An Opportunity for U.S. Global Leadership:
  Protecting Vulnerable LGBT Populations”

Richmond Blake

MPP ’11, Harvard Kennedy School

Rafaela Zuidema

MPP ’11, Harvard Kennedy School

2-2:15 pm
BREAK
2:15-4 pm Concurrent Panel Sessions
Panel One, Littauer 140
Culture Change:
  Schools, Churches, and the Media


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Timothy Patrick McCarthy (Moderator)

Harvard University

Julie Davis

Executive Director, Face Value

Arthur Lipkin

Chair, Massachusetts Commission on GLBT Youth

Reverend Irene Monroe

Theologian and Huffington Post blogger

Herndon Graddick

Senior Director of Programs, Gay and Lesbian
Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)

Panel Two, Littauer 280
Queering Human Rights:
  The LGBT Movement in International Contexts


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Ian Lekus (Moderator)

Harvard University

Hossein Alizadeh

Middle East and North Africa Coordinator, International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC)

Lisa Monaghan

U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Hassan El Menyawi

Egyptian LGBT Activist and Ph.D. Candidate, New York University

Val Kalende

Ugandan LGBT Activist

4-4:15 pm BREAK
4:15-6:15 pm
Littauer 140
Afternoon Forum
“Change Agents: Politics, Policy, and Advocacy”

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David Dodge (Moderator)

MPP '12, Harvard Kennedy School

Amber Hollibaugh

Interim Executive Director, Queers for Economic Justice

Gunner Scott

Executive Director, Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition

Hon. Kenneth E. Reeves

Councillor and former Mayor, City of Cambridge

Laura Esquivel

MC-MPA '11, Harvard Kennedy School

6:15-6:30 pm BREAK
6:30-8:30 pm
John F. Kennedy, Jr., Forum
(Littauer Building)

Closing Plenary
“How Does It Get Better?: New Directions in LGBT Equality”

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Timothy Patrick McCarthy (Moderator)

Harvard University

Shannon Price Minter

Legal Director, National Center for Lesbian Rights

Kara Suffredini

Executive Director, MassEquality

Urvashi Vaid

Attorney, LGBT Activist, and Visiting Fellow, CUNY Graduate Center

Evan Wolfson

Executive Director, Freedom to Marry

Anthony Woods

Coalition Director, Be The Change, Inc., Service Nation

8:30-10:00 pm
Malkin Penthouse
(Littauer Building)
Reception


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