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Human Rights Events

CONFERENCES | ACTIONS | PETITIONS | TRAININGS


CONFERENCES

Amnesty International (AI) Midwest Regional Conference
Date: 7-9 Oct 2016
Location: Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Detroit – Dearborn, Detroit MI
The conference will bring together hundreds of Amnesty members and other human rights activists from around the region. With our Regional Conference Planning Committee and Regional Office as co-hosts, together we will continue our tradition of engaging in networking opportunities, inspiring plenaries, outstanding keynotes, and hands-on skill-building workshops as well as shaping the policies of the organization. Through interactive programs and workshops, exceptional speakers and engaging exhibits, the Regional Conference will facilitate discussions about human rights issues in the United States and around the world and motivate us to take action

AI Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference
Date: 8 Oct 2016
Location: Philadelphia, PA
The conference will bring together hundreds of Amnesty members and other human rights activists from around the region. With our Regional Conference Planning Committee and Regional Office as co-hosts, together we will continue our tradition of engaging in networking opportunities, inspiring plenaries, outstanding keynotes, and hands-on skill-building workshops as well as shaping the policies of the organization. Through interactive programs and workshops, exceptional speakers and engaging exhibits, the Regional Conference will facilitate discussions about human rights issues in the United States and around the world and motivate us to take action.

With/Out – ¿Borders? ll Conference
Date:
October 20-23, 2016
Location:
Kalamazoo, MI
This will be a CONFERENCE – [UN]CONFERENCE featuring modules that will include panel discussions, breakout sessions, films and performances designed to prompt us to collectively conjure, theorize, decolonize, and map a future we can all thrive in.

AI Northeast Regional Conference
Date: 12 Nov 2016
Location: Boston University- George Sherman Union Building, Boston MA
The conference will bring together hundreds of Amnesty members and other human rights activists from around the region. With our Regional Conference Planning Committee and Regional Office as co-hosts, together we will continue our tradition of engaging in networking opportunities, inspiring plenaries, outstanding keynotes, and hands-on skill-building workshops as well as shaping the policies of the organization. Through interactive programs and workshops, exceptional speakers and engaging exhibits, the Regional Conference will facilitate discussions about human rights issues in the United States and around the world and motivate us to take action.

AI Southern Regional Conference
Date: 19-20 Nov 2016
Location: Hyatt Regency North Houston, Houston TX
The conference will bring together hundreds of Amnesty members and other human rights activists from around the region. With our Regional Conference Planning Committee and Regional Office as co-hosts, together we will continue our tradition of engaging in networking opportunities, inspiring plenaries, outstanding keynotes, and hands-on skill-building workshops as well as shaping the policies of the organization. Through interactive programs and workshops, exceptional speakers and engaging exhibits, the Regional Conference will facilitate discussions about human rights issues in the United States and around the world and motivate us to take action.

AI West Regional Conference
Date: 28-30 Nov 2016
Location: Doubletree by Hilton Los Angeles – Westside, Los Angeles CA
The conference will bring together hundreds of Amnesty members and other human rights activists from around the region. With our Regional Conference Planning Committee and Regional Office as co-hosts, together we will continue our tradition of engaging in networking opportunities, inspiring plenaries, outstanding keynotes, and hands-on skill-building workshops as well as shaping the policies of the organization. Through interactive programs and workshops, exceptional speakers and engaging exhibits, the Regional Conference will facilitate discussions about human rights issues in the United States and around the world and motivate us to take action.

International Studies Association 58th Annual Conference: Understanding Change in World Politics

Date:February 22nd – 25th, 2017
Location:Baltimore, Maryland
The 2017 conference is aimed at taking an assessment of our understanding of change, its different manifestations as well as implications. Theoretical and policy relevant papers and panels can be presented on any key aspect as it pertains to the conference research theme. Some key questions include:

  • What are different kinds of changes in world politics? The implications might range from epochal transformations to limited changes in the international system – especially within and between – regions to incremental changes in how international treaties and global governance initiatives are promulgated, which in turn produce long-term and/or short-term changes in the architecture of world politics.
  • What role does war and violence play in ushering change?
  • Is peaceful change, especially at the international system level, possible?
  • What are the markers of change? In other words, when and how do we know change is occurring?
  • Are power transitions always violent? How do we understand the ongoing power transitions involving the United States, China and others such as Russia, India, Brazil, and other G-20 member states?
  • What role does change play in security and political economy, two key IR sub-fields?
  • How do different IR paradigms, including critical perspectives, address change? What are their strengths and weaknesses? Can we understand change sequentially or cumulatively (or by combining their insights)? How do material and ideational factors link together in generating change?
  • How do scholars and practitioners understand foreign policy change, learning, and adaptation?
  • What new and existing methodologies can be brought to bear to understand change?

ACTIONS

 

 

 


PETITIONS

Discrimination Free Zone Campaign
“We aim to end discrimination against any individuals or groups of people based on race, color, gender, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, age, or disability through the creation of Discrimination Free Zones throughout the world. These Discrimination Free Zones are always peaceful, and they inform others that discrimination will be offensive to us and that we will not participate in any actions in which such sentiments are included.”

Justice For Families – Family Bill of Rights
The groundbreaking J4F report, Families Unlocking Futures, uncovers crucial flaws in the system that burden, alienate, and exclude families from the treatment of system-involved youth. The Family Bill of Rights aims to correct these flaws and includes five principal rights.  J4F is working to move the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to issue guidelines that reflect the Family Bill of Rights.

#MuslimsRallyToCloseGitmo
We in the WAT community insist that shutting down Guantanamo must mean shutting down indefinite detention. We submit the following demands as critical to the effort to “close Guantanamo” once and for all – Please share this with friends as widely as you can.

 


TRAININGS

 

 

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