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2016

March 2016

CGHR Practitioner Series: Nadia Kevlin (humanitarian aid worker) and Daniella Ritzau-Reid (humanitarian aid worker)

Decolonising higher education: from South Africa to the UK
Adam Branch (POLIS, Cambridge) and others

Citizen media research and verification: an analytical framework for human rights
Christoph Koettl, Senior Analyst, Amnesty International

The European Union Charter of Fundamental Rights as a yardstick for the domestic law of the member states
Clara Rauchegger (Faculty of Law, Cambridge)

Algorithmic predictions in policing: assumptions, evaluations and accountability
Lyria Bennett Moses (Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales)

February 2016

CGHR Practitioner Series: The UN from within –Stephanie La Hoz Theuer, MPhil candidate Cambridge, former Associate Programme Officer, UNFCCC; Victoria Stewart-Jolley, PhD candidate, POLIS, formerly UNV, UNDP; Chair: Dr Devon Curtis, POLIS, formerly UN Staff College

Minding the Gap: African conflict management in a time of change
Funmi Olonisakin (Director, African Leadership Centre); Pamela Aall (Senior Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation); Sharath Srinivasan (Director, CGHR)

CGHR Practitioner Series: Pamela Aall, Senior Advisor for Conflict Prevention and Management, US Institute of Peace

Roundtable: Digital publics and counterpublics in Africa
Harri Englund (Cambridge), Florence Brisset-Foucault (Paris-Sorbonne), Duncan Omanga (Moi University, Kenya)

Inter-faith dialogue for the sake of governance and human rights
Arthur J. Keefer (Faculty of Divinity)

January 2016

CGHR Practitioner Series: Frederik Galtung, President and Co-founder, Integrity Action

Human Rights PhD Triangle conference

2015

December 2015

Enemies of the People: film screening and Q&A
Rob Lemkin

November 2015

Pax academica and the art of the (im)possible: investigating habitus, field and capital with lecturers in peace studies
Kevin Kester (Faculty of Education)

Theorising borders in an era of globalisation and securitisation
Professor David Newman, Ben-Gurion University, Israel

Ranking Digital Rights Project
Rebecca Mackinnon (New America)

Problematic Politics: is the notion of human rights imperialistic?
Dr Sharath Srinivasan (CGHR), Lucy Wake (Amnesty International), Prof. Stephen Hopgood (CCRI, SOAS), Dr Arath Sriprakash (Cambridge), Srishti Krishnamoorthy (Cambridge)

‘This man does not even know the meaning of peace': conflicting understandings of peace and legitimate violence in Gulu, northern Uganda
Partha Moman (University of Cambridge)

October 2015

Hiding in plain sight: Putin's wars and the power of open source
Maks Czuperski (Atlantic Council) and Elliot Higgins (Bellingcat, King's College London)

Africa's Peacemakers: Nobel peace laureates of African descent 
Dr Adekeye Adebajo (Centre for Conflict Resolution, Cape Town)

BP, Colombia, oil and ethics
Gilberto Torres and others

ICTs and human rights practice
Dr Ella McPherson and Dr Thomas Probert

Political Identity and Conflict in Central Angola 1975-2002 - book launch
Dr Justin Pearce

June 2015

The art of justice and the justice of art
Eliza Garnsey (POLIS,University of Cambridge)

May 2015

Africa Uprising: popular protest and political change - book launch
Zachariah Mampilly (Vassar College)

CGHR five-year anniversary event

Peaceland: conflict resolution and the everyday politics of international intervention - book launch
Séverine Autesserre (Columbia University)

Magnificent and Beggar Land: Angola since the civil war - book launch
Ricardo Soares de Oliveira (University of Oxford)

We know them: images of the enemy and decision making in the Sudan-South Sudan secession negotiations
Dr Laura James (POLIS, University of Cambridge)

April 2015

Kashmir's Torture Trail: film screening and Q&A
Jezza Neumann

March 2015

CGHR Practitioners Series: Freddie Carver, Head of Security and Justice Group, Stabilisation Unit, DFID.

Talha Ahsan: the power of poetry and the arts in extradition campaigns
Hamja Ahsan, Julian Huppert MP, Kate Honey (Green Party)

Acephalous movements in Sub-Saharan Africa: the real basis for change?
Dr. Marta Iñiguez de Heredia (POLIS, University of Cambridge)

February 2015

CGHR Practitioners Series: Selma James, Global Women's Strike

Ujamaa: from 1960s Tanzania to 21st century Europe
Selma James, Global Women's Strike

CGHR Practitioners Series: Tech innovators working in human rights - Tanya O'Carroll, Amnesty International, and Harlo Holmes, The Guardian Project and InformaCam

#ICT4HR: Expert panel on the uses of information communication technology to foster accountability for human rights violations

The Awra Amba Experience: film screening and Q&A
Paulina Tervo and Serdar Ferit

The performative core of power and legitimacy in human rights organisations: the case of the Russell Tribunal
Dr Javier Perez Jara (Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge)

January 2015

CGHR Practitioners SeriesJames Savage, Amnesty International; Valdênia Paulino Lanfranchi, University of York; Mikdam Turkey, London South Bank University

The future of human rights in the UK
Professor Sir David Edward 

2014

December 2014

Asylum Monologues
Performed by Ice and Fire (Script by Sonia Linden)                                            

What is being targeted when women become the victims of anti-Muslim hate crime? Religion, or gender, or both?
Julian Hargreaves (Centre of Islamic Studies, University of Cambridge)                               

November 2014

International mediation as the management of complexity
Professor Laurie Nathan (Centre for Mediation in Africa, University of Pretoria)     

Sovereignty rules! Human rights regimes and state sovereignty
Professor Laurie Nathan (Centre for Mediation in Africa, University of Pretoria)

Presidential succession crises in Africa: lessons from South Africa and Namibia
Dr Ian Cooper (POLIS, University of Cambridge)

We Are Many: film screening and Q&A 
Amir Amirani

The workers' movement and Egypt's long revolution: book launch
Dr Maha Abdelrahman (Centre of Development Studies, POLIS, Cambridge), Dr Anne Alexander (CRASSH, POLIS, Cambridge) and Moustafa Bassiouny (Correspondent for Al-Safir, Lebanon)                   

The future in mind: aspirations and forward-looking behaviour in rural Ethiopia
Kate Orkin (Research Fellow at Clare Hall, Cambridge and CGHR Associate)

June 2014

Unlawful Killings in Africa: launch of a CGHR study for the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions
Professor Christof Heyns, UN Special Rapporteur

"Autonomous Weapons Systems: the future?" | A Public Lecture
Professor Christof Heyns, UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions

May 2014

Suspending Rights: the State of Emergency in armed conflicts, legal exception and case-law practice
Federico Zumpani (University of Palermo)

Internet communication technologies guarding the truth in 2013-14 Ukraine
Anna Bilous (Associate at Beyond Violence)

20 years after the genocide in Rwanda: presentation and reflections on the judicial process
Martien Schotsmans, Hélène Morvan (RCN Justice & Démocratie) and Andrew Swindells

Human rights education and training programmes in Mexico: A cross-case analysis of practitioners' professional knowledge and practice.
Gabriela Martínez Sainz (Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge)

March 2014 

Advocacy groups and the new political dispensation in Kenya and Zambia
Bonfas Owinga, City University London

February 2014

A staging of Wole Soyinka's 'Jero's Metamorphosis'
Goldsmith's College London in collaboration with Cardboard Citizens

CGHR Practitioner Series: David Whitty, Producer at BBC World Service Radio

The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights and the African fingerprint: an ethnographic re-visitation.
Dr Niklas Hultin (Research Associate, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge)

January 2014

CGHR Practitioner Series: Polly Rossdale, Life After Guantánamo Project Coordinator at Reprieve

Conflict and crisis in South Sudan: roundtable
Dr Sharath Srinivasan (CGHR/POLIS, University of Cambridge), Peter Ajak (PhD Student, POLIS) and Dr Laura James (Independent Consultant and Former Economic Adviser to African Union High-Level Implementation Panel for Sudan)

CGHR Practitioner Series: Ken Banks, founder of kiwanja.net, FrontlineSMS and Means of Exchange, and an Ashoka Fellow, PopTech Fellow and National Geographic Emerging Explore

2013

December 2013

When the state kills: the boundaries of state responsibilities and the right to life
Dr Thomas J.W. Probert (CGHR)

November 2013

Africa's digital communications revolution: valuing new voices in African public spheres.
Part of the King's/Cambridge-Africa Seminar Series.
Dr Sharath Srinivasan (Fellow of King's College, Cambridge); Director, Centre of Governance and Human Rights (CGHR), Dr Claudia Abreu Lopes (CGHR)

Framing peace: the case of conciliatory radio programming in Burundi and Uganda.
Dr William Tayeebwa (Makerere University, Uganda; CAPREx Fellow)

October 2013

Africa's Voices project seminar
Dr Sharath Srinivasan and Dr Claudia Abreu Lopes (CGHR); Dr Dominique Chadwick (Independent Film-maker)

May 2013

CGHR Practitioner Series: Richard Moncrieff, Principal Analyst for Central Africa - Foreign and Commonwealth Office

The Kenyan elections of 2013: A triumph of democracy?
Dr Nic Cheeseman (University of Oxford)

CGHR Practitioner Series: Mona Sadek - International Committee of the Red Cross

Human rights and South-South development cooperation: Reflections on the "rising powers" as international development actors.
Dr Emma Mawdsley (Department of Geography, University of Cambridge)

March 2013

Reflections on the Kenyan Elections - A panel discussion.
Prof. John Lonsdale (Trinity College, Cambridge), Prof. Bruce Berman (Queen's University, Ontario; Smut Visiting Research Fellow), Njoki Wamai (PhD Student, POLIS)

International Women's Day film screening: Peace unveiled.
Weeda Mehran (CGHR, University of Cambridge)

CGHR Practitioner Series: Tom Ling, Head of Impact, Innovation and Evidence - Save the Children

Demonisation's implications for Britain-Zimbabwe diplomatic relations (1997-present).
Dr Blessing-Miles Tendi (University of Oxford)

February 2013

When Authoritarianism fails in the Arab World: Understanding the recourse to the Muslim lexicon.
Dr Francois Burgat (Director of research at the CNRS, National Centre for Scientific Research)

CGHR Practitioner Series: Gino Henry, Independent consultant in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)

Increasing citizen demand for good government in Kenya.
Kelly Zhang (Stanford University)

CGHR Practitioner Series: John Morrison, Executive Director of the Institute for Human Rights and Business

Rethinking the role of ideology in atrocities.
Jonathan Leader Maynard (University of Oxford)

January 2013

Sudan: Regional impacts and strategic challenges.
H.E. Michel Raimboud (Former French Ambassador to Sudan)

CGHR Practitioner Series: Joanna Oyediran, Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa

From Suez to Sudan: UN Peacekeeping in Africa.
Dr Adekeye Adebajo (Executive Director of the Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), Cape Town, South Africa)

2012

November 2012

PhD Triangle: Research Day (Cambridge – LSE – Essex).

A right to enjoy culture in face of climate change: Implications for climate migrants.
Margaretha Wewerinke (Visiting Scholar, Lauterpract Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge)

Africa’s Voices: Reflections on a pilot study using mobile phones and interactive radio to survey public opinion in Africa.
Claudia Abreau Lopes (CGHR Post-doctoral Research Associate)

From visible to invisible: Tunisia's gendered democracy paradox.
Zoe Petkanas (POLIS PhD student)

June 2012

Rehearsing the state: The governance practices of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile.
Dr. Fiona McConnell (Department of Geography, University of Cambridge)

May 2012

Demand driven democratisation – the work of the UN Democracy Fund.
Dr. Roland Rich (Executive Head of the United Nations Democracy Fund)

The exclusion effects of two partite power sharing: the link between Sudan's Comprehenisve Peace Agreement and the insurgency in Darfur.
Dr. Louise Aalen (Senior researcher, Chr. Michelsen Institute, Norway)

'Human-centred' development? Rethinking 'freedom' and 'agency'.
Professor David Chandler (Research Director of the Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster)

CGHR Roundtable: Crisis in the Sudans.
Dr. Sarah Nouwen (Cambridge), Ms. Benedetta De Alessi (SOAS), Dr. Sharath Srinivasan (CGHR)

Political transition in Myanmar (Burma).
Sanjay Pulipaka (Pavate Visiting Fellow, Cambridge; Fellow, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata India)

Workshop: People’s power in the struggle for freedom.
Jack DuVall (President, International Center on Non-Violent Conflict (ICNC)), Dr. Maciej Bartkowski (ICNC Senior Director), Hardy Merriman (ICNC Senior Advisor), Professor Howard Barrell and Arwa Hassan (International Development Specialist)

March 2012

CGHR Practitioner Series: Rebecca Dale, UK Department for International Development - Senior Conflict Advisor

Foucault, Governmentality and the Knowledge Economy.
Umar Salam (DPhil candidate at Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford University)

ExPRESSion RePRESSion: Expert panel on international efforts to protect journalists at risk

February 2012

CGHR Practitioner Series: Sorcha O'Callaghan, British Red Cross - Head of Humanitarian Policy

Human rights and practice: February 2012 crisis in the Maldives.
Dr. Farahanaz Faizal (Former High Commissioner to the United Kingdom)

CGHR Practitioner Series: Sam Zarifi, Amnesty International - Director of the Asia­‐Pacific Programme

Why do some countries retract extraterritorial jurisdiction over issues of human rights while others step forward?
Dr. Jodie Kirshner, (University Lecturer in Corporate Law and the Deputy Director of the Cambridge Centre for Corporate and Commercial Law)

CGHR Practitioner Series: Tom Porteous, Human Rights Watch ­‐ Deputy Program Director

2011

November 2011

Human rights and African airwaves: Mediating equality on the Chichewa Radio.
Dr. Harri Englund (University of Cambridge)

Rising China and global justice.
Prof. Ian Holliday (University of Hong Kong)

The Rule by law in Ethiopia: Rendering constitutional limits on government power nonsensical.
Adem Kassie (CGHR visiting doctoral student from University of Pretoria)

A global civics: Do we need one? What would it entail?
Dr. Hakan Altinay: Senior Fellow (Brookings Institution)

Political change and the politics of small things.
Dr. Mohammad M Mojahedi (CRASSH and CGHR Visiting Associate)

State of citizenship: Contexts and cultures of public engagement and citizen action.
Prof. Andrea Cornwall (Institute of Development Studies Sussex University)

Beyond Revolutions: The use of ICTs for political mobilization and participation in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Convened by Dr Iginio Gagliardone and Dr Sharath Srinivasan (CGHR), hosted by CRASSH

October 2011

Phones, foreigners and the fluctuating digital divide in Southern Mozambique.
Dr. Julie Soleil Archambault (University of Oxford)

A quiet media revolution? Mediatization, altered media geographies and insurgent citizen tactics.
Prof. Thomas Tufte (Roskilde University)

Right to information & accountability: New challenges in the digital era.
Dr P.B. Anand (Bradford University)

State control over private military & security companies in armed conflict.
Dr. Hannah Tonkin (UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda)

'Facts on the Ground' and the subversion of the global in Israeli activism.
Fiona Wright (PhD Candidate, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge)

June 2011

Urban governance as labour rights: The case of transport workers in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Dr. Matteo Rizzo (Smuts Researcher in African Studies, University of Cambridge)

May 2011

Conspiracy theories as social imaginary: The case of Blackwater in Pakistan.
Dr. Humeira Iqtidar (Lecturer in Politics, King's College London)

March 2011

Human Rights education and the Palestinian Authority Security Services.
Dr Lori Allen (University Lecturer in Contemporary Middle Eastern Politics and Society, Cambridge)

In the Wake of War - "Getting Out: Exit strategies and transitions".
A workshop, co-hosted by the Centre of Governance and Human Rights (POLIS), Post Conflict Post Crisis Group (PCPC Group) and CRASSH

February 2011

Human Rights and Academic Freedom.
A seminar, co-hosted by the Centre of Governance and Human Rights (POLIS), CARA and CRASSH

The comparative politics of human rights.
Dr Todd Landman (University of Essex)

Beyond "Asian Values": A reassessment of Western and Asian perspectives on human rights.
Ms Yvonne Tew (PhD Candidate, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge)

Climate change in Africa: Impact and adaptation.
Dr Camilla Toulmin (Director, International Institue for Environment and Development)

January 2011

The integration of human rights into official development assistance: Towards reorienting South Korea's ODA policy.
Ms Soo Hee Choi (Visiting Associate at CGHR and International Relations Officer, Communications and Cooperation Division, National Human Rights Commission of Korea)

2010

December 2010

State of Anxiety: Ongoing research on security and sovereign practices in Indonesia.
Dr Laurens Bakker (Radboud University Nijmegen; University of Leiden); co-author, Dr Lee Wilson (Cambridge)

November 2010

Reordering South African Townships.
Dr Laurent Fourchard (Researcher, Sciences Po)

Preventing violent attacks on education in Afghanistan: Considering the role of community-based schools.
Professor Dana Burde (Assistant Professor of international education, New York University)

October 2010

New Media Alternative Politics: Communication technologies and political change in the Middle East and Africa.
A two-day international conference convened by CGHR and CRASSH. Convenors: Dr Anne Alexander, Sharath Srinivasan.

June 2010

Health in Africa workshop, panel on 'Health and new Information and Communication Technologies'.
Sharath Srinivasan (Chair) with contributions from Professor Geoff Walsham and Dr Mark Thompson (Judge Business School), and Isaac Holeman (FrontlineSMS:Medic)

May 2010

Domestic violence and international law.
Professor Bonita Meyersfeld (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa)

What explains diverging paths of genocidal violence? Evidence from Rwanda, Sudan, Côte d'Ivoire, Mali, Chad and Senegal.
Scott Straus, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Point of no return: Kabila, Rwanda and the internal dynamics of Africa's Great War.
Dr Philip Roessler and Mr Harry Verhoeven, University of Oxford

April 2010

Scholars at risk: Human rights and academic freedom.
Ms Leila Alikarami (Iranian lawyer, human rights scholar and defender of women’s and children’s rights); Ms Mina Al-Lami (An Iraqi Visiting Fellow under the LSE Scholars at Risk scheme); Mr Gladston Chikwa (PhD student, University of Sheffield; formerly a lecturer in the Faculty of Reproductive Health and Family Sciences at Women's University in Africa, Harare, Zimbabwe); Chaired by Sir Martin Harris (President, Clare Hall)

March 2010

The return of the state in post-war Angola.
Dr Ricardo Soares de Oliveira (Oxford)

Corporate Complicity in Human Rights violations in Africa.
Vuyelwa Kuuya (Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, Cambridge)

February 2010

SMS Uprising: How mobile communications are changing the public sphere in Africa.
Sokari Ekine (www.BlackLooks.org) and Ken Banks (www.Kiwanja.net)

Truth be Told? Debating the human rights records of exiled liberation movements in Southern Africa.
Prof Jocelyn Alexander (Oxford), Prof Saul Dubow (Sussex) and Prof Stephen Ellis (African Studies Centre, Leiden & Free University Amsterdam) with Paul Trewhela, author of Inside Quatro: Uncovering the Exile History of the ANC and SWAPO.

Struggles for citizenship in Africa.
Bronwen Manby (AfriMAP and Open Society Foundation)

Transitional Justice in Rwanda: Assessing Gacaca.
Dr Phil Clark (Oxford)

A matter of life and death: The struggle for Ugandan gay rights.
David Kato, Advocacy/Litigation officer at Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG)

January 2010

Democracy in Post-Colonial Africa.
Professor John Dunn (Cambridge)

2009

November 2009

CGHR Launch, Inaugural Lecture, Managing Diversity as a Strategy for the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities.
Dr Francis Deng (Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities)

Human rights in Zimbabwe: Past, present and future.
Senator David Coltart (National Unity Government of Zimbabwe)