Human Rights at Stanford

Human Rights at Stanford

We are very excited to announce the launch of Stanford's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law's new Program on Human Rights and the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society's Human Rights Summer Fellowships for undergraduates.

2:00 - 2:10 Welcome by Larry Diamond, Director / Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law

2:10 - 3:45 "Program on Human Rights: Bridging Theory and Practice"
The Program on Human Rights provides a forum for the dozens of Stanford faculty who work in disciplines that engage or border on human rights (including law, philosophy, political science, education, human biology, public health, history and religious studies) and the more than 30 student-initiated human rights groups on campus.  Its work will be a unique intersection of social sciences scholarship that aims to shape public policy and practical implementation of human rights.  This panel showcases some important work being done by Stanford faculty on human rights.

  • Helen Stacy (Coordinator, Program on Human Rights / Law School) Chair
  • Jenny Martinez (Law School)
  • Terry Karl  (Professor, Political Science and Latin American Studies)
  • Ray Levitt (Civil and Environmental Engineering / Woods Institute for the Environment)
  • Jim Ferguson (Anthropology)

4:00 - 5:15 McCoy Family Center Undergraduate Human Rights Summer Fellowships
In the 2009-10 academic year, the McCoy Family Center is launching an Undergraduate Human Rights Fellowship Program that will allow 4 undergraduates to immerse themselves in a summer-long internship in a human rights organization. Come find out about the opportunities for doing human rights work and hear from students who have successfully worked on human rights projects.

  • Debra Satz (Director, Center for Ethics in Society / Philosophy) Chair

5:30 - 6:45  Keynote address - "Between the Concrete and the Clouds: Living Your Human Rights Principles"

  • Paul Wise (School of Medicine / Center for Health Policy)