Conference Agenda

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Mailing Address

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Washington College of Law | 4801  Massachusetts Avenue Northwest

8:30AM - 9:30AM

Registration & Breakfast

6th Floor Lobby by Room 603

9:30AM - 11:00AM

Welcome and Opening Plenary: The Obama Administration and Human Rights
Speaker: Maria Otero, Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs, US Department of State
Room 603

11:15AM - 12:45PM

Environmental Justice and Human Rights

Room 402

Obama Administration and National Security

Room 401

Immigration and the American Dream

Room 602

Using Media and Technology in Building Peace

Room 601


1:00PM - 2:15PM

Luncheon Plenary
Speaker: Aryeh Neier, President, Open Society Foundations
"The Arab Revolutions, Human Rights and the Obama Administration"

Room 603


2:30PM - 4:00PM

International Perspectives on Obama Administration and Human Rights

Room 401

Business and Human Rights in Conflict Zones

Room 602

Treaty Ratification

Room 402

The Media and Citizen Engagement on Human Rights

Room 601


4:15PM - 5:45PM

Human Rights in a Changing Middle East

Room 402

Accountability for Past Policies and Practices

Room 401

Reproductive Rights, Sexuality and Public Policy

Room 602

Transnational Advocacy Networks and e-Communication

Room 601



6:00PM - 8:00PM


An Evening of Advocacy and Arts

Reception and Film Screening at the Katzen Arts Center

In the Museum: Enjoy hors d'oeuvres while listening to jazz music by the Reginald Cyntje Group

In the Abramson Family Recital Hall: Watch the films made by the winners of the first AU Human Rights Film Series Student Grants Competition.  The 2010 winners were "The Unlikely Sex Offenders" by Maniko Barthelemy and "120 Days" by Ted Roach.

Friday, April 29, 2011

American University Main Campus | 4400 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest

8:30AM - 9:30AM

Registration and Breakfast
Registration Outside Mary Graydon Center Rooms 1-4

Breakfast: Mary Graydon Center 1-6

9:30AM - 11:00AM

America in the Americas

Room: Butler Board Room

A Global "War on Terror?"

Room: School of International Service Founders Room

Revisiting Civil Rights as Human Rights

Room: TV Studio at the Media Production Center

Raising Awareness Through Documentary Films

Room: Mary Graydon Center 200


11:30AM - 1:15PM

Luncheon Plenary:
The Obama Administration and Human Rights at Home and Abroad

Speakers:
- Adotei Akwei, Managing Director for Government Relations, Amnesty International USA
- Lisa Crooms, Steering Committee Chair, Bringing Human Rights Home
- Anthony Romero, Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Mary Graydon Center 1-6

1:45PM - 3:15PM

Assessing US Engagement in Human Rights Bodies

Room: School of International Service Founders Room

Freedom of Expression in a Digital World

Room: TV Studio at the Media Production Center

Economic Crisis and Human Rights

Room: Butler Board Room

Handheld Human Rights for Digital Advocacy

Room: Mary Graydon Center 200


3:45PM - 5:00PM

Closing Plenary:
John Prendergast, Co-Founder, Enough Project
"An Emerging Civilian Protection Doctrine? Obama and the Responsibility to Protect"

Ward Circle Building Room 1