Time: 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm (food and refreshments provided)
Location: Walter Library Room 101
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Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Development is hosting our biannual student speaker series. The title is: "Righting Human Wrongs: the Value of Rights in International Development". We define the theme broadly, seeking a diversity of theoretical and practical perspectives on any relevant issue, event, population, or geographic area.
At the conference, each selected student will give a 15-20 minute presentation based on his or her paper, followed by a brief Q&A. After all speakers have made their presentations, there will be a moderated panel session with all presenters and open discussion to tie together the ideas presented. The panel session will explore links between the student's presentations and the value of taking an interdisciplinary approach to this theme.
Presentations and Speakers
"Stability through Services: Army Tactical PSYOP Perspectives on Operation Iraqi Freedom"
Eric Peffley, 1L student, Law School
"The Challenges of Human Rights Reporting in Transitional Countries"
Hindolo Pokawa, M.A. Candidate, Comparative International Development Education, Director of Sierra Leone Foundation for New Democracy
"Viewing Human Rights Functionalities in a Historical and Geopolitical Setting: Thick or Thin Vernacular?"
Emily Springer, Ph.D. Candidate, Sociology
"Promises to Keep and Miles to Go: The Situation of Child Rights in India"
Parul Sheth, Humphrey International Fellow
"Human Rights and Development in Conflict: The Case of Urabá, Colombia"
Brandon Wu, Master of Public Policy Candidate, Humphrey School
Moderator: Allison Zomer, Master of Development Practice, Humphrey School