Conference Reports

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2009
March 18
American University Washington College of Law Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and Center for Health and Gender Equity

On March 18 Christina Alfirev, research assistant to Professor Jackie Bhabha, attended “Human Trafficking, HIV/AIDS, and the Sex Sector,” a half-day conference focused on the detrimental effect of the previous U.S. administration’s policies on interrelated issues such as human trafficking, HIV/AIDS, and the Sex Sector in less developed countries.

2009
March 18
The Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico,
Mexico City

On March 17 and 18 Leonardo Vivas, fellow at the Carr Center, delivered two conferences in Mexico City at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), the largest public university in Mexico. The first was given at the School of Economics. The topic was the political economy of the political conflicts in Colombia and Venezuela, showing how the collapse of the coalition regimes in both countries had different origins, economic growth collapse in Venezuela and the intractable civil war in Colombia. Also how the political crises that ensued in both countries gave place to very different human rights violations.

2009
March 17
The Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico,
Mexico City

Leonardo Vivas, fellow at the Carr Center, delivered a presentation at a conference at UNAM's Institute of Studies. His presentation was about how political conflicts in Colombia and Venezuela have impacted the main cities at both sides of the border, overall urban criminal trends, as well as public policy options.

2007
April 6-7
Tufts & Harvard Universities Seminar: “Contested Spaces, Competing Narratives: Towards Human Rights and Democracy in Pakistan.”

Current events in Pakistan make the focus of this seminar, the struggle for human rights and democracy in Pakistan even more relevant. The seminar brings together diverse perspectives on the struggle for democratic spaces in the face of increasing militarization and militancy.
2005
December 5
Harvard Kennedy School,
Malkin Penthouse
Multi-Panel Discussion: “Pakistan: State Aggression and Its Repercussions on Human Rights.”

Panel 1: State Aggression: The Broader Issues
Panel 2: State Aggression: Legal and individual Cases
Panel 3: The Impact of State Aggression on the Media