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International Relations

FSI researchers strive to understand how countries relate to one another, and what policies are needed to achieve global stability and prosperity. International relations experts focus on the challenging U.S.-Russian relationship, the alliance between the U.S. and Japan and the limitations of America’s counterinsurgency strategy in Afghanistan.

Foreign aid is also examined by scholars trying to understand whether money earmarked for health improvements reaches those who need it most. And FSI’s Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center has published on the need for strong South Korean leadership in dealing with its ever-threatening northern neighbor.

FSI researchers also look at the citizens who drive international relations, studying the effects of migration and how borders shape people’s lives. Meanwhile FSI students are very much involved in this area, working with the United Nations in Ethiopia to rethink refugee communities.

Trade is also a key component of international relations, with FSI approaching the topic from a slew of angles and states. The economy of trade is rife for study, with an APARC event on the implications of more open trade policies in Japan, and FSI researchers making sense of who would benefit from a free trade zone between the European Union and the United States.

Recent Events

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Human Rights and Health to Advance Development: Case of Rwanda

February 27, 2014

Hon.Agnes Binagwaho has served as Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health in Rwanda since October 2008.

Sexual Violence in Conflict: a Conversation

February 20, 2014

Zainab Hawa Bangura of Sierra Leone is Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict at the level of Under-Secretary-General at the United Nations. Prior to this appointment, Ms.

Imagining Global Health with Justice

February 13, 2014

AbstractThe scope and complexity of global health can be overwhelming, making it difficult to form an inspiring and unified vision for the future.

Health and Human Rights in Burma/Myanmar

February 6, 2014

Abstract:The peoples of Burma/Myanmar have faced military rule, human rights violations, and poor health outcomes for decades.

Sanela Diana Jenkins Human Rights Speaker Series: Tobacco Control and Human Rights

January 16, 2014

AbstractPreventing tobacco addiction is one of the leading ways to prevent fatal disease, yet many nations have declined to take steps against it.

Shaping the Global Agenda on Child Protection

May 10, 2013

AbstractSince the early years of her career working with children in some of the direst situations in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, Susan Bissell, UNICEF’s Chief of Child Protection, has witnessed...

ICC Speaker Series- The International Criminal Court: The Next Decade

March 6, 2013

The Program on Human Rights will host the Sanela Diana Jenkins International Human Rights Speaker Series, a weekly series featuring presentations by leading scholars, activists and experts on the...

ICC Speaker Series- William Pace

February 20, 2013

The Program on Human Rights will host the Sanela Diana Jenkins International Human Rights Speaker Series, a weekly series featuring presentations by leading scholars, activists and experts on the...

Apprehension and Surrender Challenges for the International Criminal Court

February 6, 2013

The Program on Human Rights will host the Sanela Diana Jenkins International Human Rights Speaker Series, a weekly series featuring presentations by leading scholars, activists and experts on the...

ICC Speaker Series- Jim Fearon

January 23, 2013

The Program on Human Rights will host the Sanela Diana Jenkins International Human Rights Speaker Series, a weekly series featuring presentations by leading scholars, activists and experts on the...

The International Criminal Court: The Next Decade

January 9, 2013

The Program on Human Rights will host the Sanela Diana Jenkins International Human Rights Speaker Series, a weekly series featuring presentations by leading scholars, activists and experts on the...

One Decade of the International Criminal Court: challenges and possibilities

December 7, 2012

During the academic year of 2012-2013, the Program on Human Rights’ Sanela Diana Jenkins International Human Rights Series will examine the International Criminal Court (ICC) featuring debates with...

The Cost of Inaction on HIV/AIDS: Case studies from Angola and Rwanda

May 16, 2012

Center for African Studies Africa Table

Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Latin America

May 8, 2012

The Program on Human Rights and the Center for Latin American Studies are pleased to host the Conference "Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Latin America".

The Impact of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in the Americas

April 4, 2012

Diego García-Sayán was elected President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights for the 2010-11 and reelected for the term 2012-2013.

Globalization and How Its Many Forms Contribute to Human Trafficking

February 29, 2012

Jyoti Sanghera is the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Representative in Nepal.

Human Trafficking: The Current Anti-trafficking Model and Networks of Service

February 8, 2012

The 2011-12 International Speaker Series will foster a research approach that applies a broad socio-economic and interdisciplinary analysis to a range of forms of human trafficking.

Program on Human Rights Collaboratory: Environmental Humanities - Climate Justice and Climate Induced Migration a conversation with Maxine Burkett

December 6, 2011

Climate Justice and Climate Induced Migration a conversation with Maxine Burkett

Program on Human Rights Collaboratory: Cultural Heritage - The biopolitics of human rights

October 19, 2011

The Program on Human Rights Collaboratory Series is an interdisciplinary investigation of human rights in the humanities.

Closing Guantanamo: Where has the debate gone?

October 6, 2011

A discussion with Shane Kadidal

How is Obama doing on Human Rights?

April 13, 2011

How is Obama doing on Human Rights?

Sanela Diana Jenkins HR Series : Reparations, Restitution, and Transitional Justice

March 9, 2011

Larry May is a political philosopher who has written on conceptual issues in collective and shared responsibility, as well as normative issues in international criminal law.

Second and Third Generation Human Rights in Africa: Workshop #5

March 4, 2011

Building on the foundation of 2009-10 workshop Legalizing Human Rights in Africa, the 2010-11 interdisciplinary research workshop will extend the examination of human rights discourse and...

Sanela Diana Jenkins HR Series : Never Again : Perspectives on Preventing Mass Killings

March 2, 2011

David Pressman is an American human rights lawyer and former aide to United States Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright.

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