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GHRN Lecture Series 2013/14

Glasgow Human Rights Network (GHRN)

Thursday, 26 September 2013 at 17:00 (BST)

GHRN Lecture Series 2013/14

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Thursday 3rd April, 6.00pm

Sir Charles Wilson Building Lecture Theatre, University of Glasgow

UN Special Rapporteur For Violence against Women, Ms Rashida Manjoo

The Glasgow Human Rights Network are delighted to host the UN Special Rapporteur for Violence Against Women, Ms Rashida Manjoo, who will give a public lecture and take questions on her work on Thursday 3rd April 2014. More details of the work of the Rapporteur can be found at the website: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/Women/SRWomen/Pages/SRWomenIndex.aspx  

 

 

 

PAST EVENTS:

Thursday 26th September, 5.15pm

Senate Room, Main Building, University of Glasgow

Roundtable on Syria

What are the ethical, legal, political and practical dimensions of the conflict in Syria? How should the international community respond? What responsibilities do we have to protect people in a situation like Syria?

Speakers: Prof. Robin Geiss, School of Law; Dr. Naomi Head, School of Social and Political Sciences; Dr. Kurt Mills, School of Social and Political Sciences; Dr. Cian O'Driscoll, School of Social and Political Sciences; Dr. James Sloan, School of Law

 

Thursday 10th October, 5.30pm

Hugh Fraser Seminar Room, Wolfson Medical School Building, University of Glasgow

European Parliament Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought Panel Discussion

The European Parliament's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought is awarded annually to honour exceptional individuals who combat intolerance, fanaticism and oppression.  The European Parliament Office in Scotland and the Glasgow Human Rights Network host this event at which students will mirror the process by which MEPs choose the winner of the Sakharov Prize.

 

Thursday 31st October, 5.15pm - Event CANCELLED due to planned industrial action

Gannochy Seminar Room, Wolfson Medical School Building, University of Glasgow

Minority Rights in Pakistan

Speaker: Sheraz Khan, Former Journalist Assist News Service, USA

This presentation will examine the situation of minorities in Pakistan, including economic disenfranchisement, social marginalisation, and the overall place of minorities in the social and cultural fabric of society. It will also discuss the blasphemy laws in Pakistan and how they have negatively affected inter-faith and communal relations.

 

Wednesday 13 November, 5.15pm

Senate Room, Main Building, University of Glasgow

Update on the Arab Spring

Two and half years ago, the Arab world erupted in protest and there were high hopes for sweeping social and political change. Since then, we have witnessed elections, a military intervention, a military coup, mass atrocities, including the use of chemical weapons, and millions of displaced people. What went wrong? To what extent have the hopes of 2011 been fulfilled and to what extent have they been dashed? What does the aftermath of the Arab Spring say more generally about the possibilities for sweeping social and political change?

Chair: Kurt Mills, University of Glasgow

Discussants: Ahmed Ben Aessa, University of Glasgow; Keith Hammond, University of Glasgow; Naomi Head, University of Glasgow; Anthony Lang, University of St. Andrews; Adham Saouli, University of Edinburgh

 

Thursday 23rd January, 5.15pm

Sir Charles Wilson Building Basement Seminar Room, University of Glasgow

The Family, Sexuality, and Human Rights in Global Perspective

Chair: Dr Vikki Turbine

Dr. Kelly Kollman, Dr. Roona Simpson, and Dr. Matthew Waites will discuss their new books:

Kelly Kollman (2013) The Same-Sex Unions Revolution in Western Democracies (Manchester University Press)

Lynn Jamieson and Roona Simpson (2013) Living Alone: Globalization, Identity, Belonging (Palgrave Macmillan)

Corinne Lennox and Matthew Waites (eds.) (2013) Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in the Commonwealth: Struggles for Decriminalisation and Change (School of Advanced Study, University of London)

 

Tuesday 11th February, 5.00pm

Sir Charles Wilson Building Lecture Theatre, University of Glasgow

LGBT equality and the geopolitics of human rights: insights from Russia

Organised by The Gender and Sexualities Forum, in association with Central and East European Studies and the Glasgow Human Rights Network

Speakers: Olgerta Kharitonova and Sabine Hoffman

Chair: Dr Francesca Stella

Discussants: Dr Vikki Turine, Dr Matthew Waites

Since the introduction of a law banning the ‘propaganda’ of homosexuality to minors in Russia (June 2013), LGBT rights in Russia have been widely debated in the UK and beyond, amidst a flurry of international solidarity campaigns and calls to boycott the Sochi Olympics. The seminar will explore the Russian socio-political context and broader human rights issues within it, and the effects of international solidarity campaigns and foreign diplomacy on the issue. It will be opened by a talk by the editors of the Russian samizdat lesbian journal Ostrov.

Do you have questions about GHRN Lecture Series 2013/14? Contact Glasgow Human Rights Network (GHRN)

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University of Glasgow



Thursday, 26 September 2013 at 17:00 (BST)


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Glasgow Human Rights Network (GHRN)

The Glasgow Human Rights Network aims to bring together researchers, practitioners, members of civil society organisations and policymakers who address human rights issues.

The University of Glasgow has a wide range of expertise on a variety of human rights issues, and conducts both research and teaching in this area, as do other universities in Scotland. The City of Glasgow, and Scotland more widely, also has many nongovernmental organisations involved in human rights issues. And Scotland constitutes a unique setting within the UK for addressing human rights issues within the context of devolution.

The aims of the network are to:

  • To be an internationally recognised network for human rights
  • To facilitate interdisciplinary research collaboration
  • To support interdisciplinary teaching in human rights, particularly at the postgraduate level
  • To support knowledge exchange between practitioners and researchers
  • To provide a public forum for lectures, debates, and other activities
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