INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION AND Human Rights
THURSDAY, April 28, 2011, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Washington College of Law 401
Panelists will present a broad examination of the goals and realities of the Obama administration’s engagement in addressing human rights issues from the perspective of well-known activists from around the world. Some speakers may join via Skype.
AMERICA IN THE AMERICAS: OBAMA’S REGIONAL ENGAGEMENT
FRIDAY, April 29, 2011, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: TV Studio at the Media Production Center
This panel looks at how the Obama administration has engaged regionally in the hemisphere, including the U.S. reaction to the humanitarian crisis in Haiti, the political crisis in Honduras, the war on drugs, and bilateral and multilateral relations on human rights issues through the Inter-American system.
FRIDAY, April 29, 2011, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: School of International Service Founders Room
This panel will examine whether the United States’ role in the UN Human Rights Council and its renewed engagement with the International Criminal Court signals a shift in the U.S. commitment to international human rights bodies and the implementation of international standards at home.