Conference Attendees are Welcome to Attend Any Panel on Any Track
IMMIGRATION AND THE AMERICAN DREAM
THURSDAY, April 28, 2011, 11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
Room: Washington College of Law 602
This panel will examine the Obama administration’s complex perspective on immigration and migration, including the adoption of Arizona’s SB 1070 law and its use as a model for other states, the DREAM Act, and the broader movement for immigration reform.
THURSDAY, April 28, 2011, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: Washington College of Law 402
While the United States has ratified three of the core UN human rights treaties, is ratification of additional treaties important or even necessary? This panel will explore this debate and discuss prospects for creating mechanisms for greater implementation and accountability of US human rights commitments at home.
FRIDAY, April 28, 2011, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: Butler Board Room
This panel will look at emerging perspectives on reframing civil rights as human rights, including the prospect for creating a national human rights institution that incorporates both civil and human rights issues. The panel will also examine specific issues which straddle both frameworks such as racial profiling, juvenile life imprisonment without parole and minority rights.
This panel will use a human rights lens to examine the Obama Administration’s policies in addressing high unemployment, health care, the foreclosure crisis and the growing income distribution gap in US society.