Between the Global and the Local:
Making Human Rights Claims in the 21st Century
An Interdisciplinary Conference sponsored by the University of Wisconsin Joint Center for International Studies
April 28 and 29, 2000
This conference brings into dialogue scholars whose work explores the making of human rights claims and the cultural politics of their representations from a variety of disciplinary and geographic perspectives. It will consider the articulation of global human rights norms and networks; representations of rights claims in art, photography, television and the Internet; and social movements and human rights.
In exploring the making of rights claims at the interstices of the global and the local, the conference features papers from such varied contexts as Tibet, Uganda, South Korea, Kenya, Cambodia, Guatemala, South Africa, Canada, Japan, Chile and Bosnia, Peru and the United States. It brings together more than 30 scholars from the arts, anthropology, history, library science, philosophy, political science, political science, sociology, media studies and communication.
Among the featured speakers at the conference are: Susan Moeller, Brandeis University; Leon Golub, Painter; Stanley Cohen, London School of Economics; David Stoll, Middlebury College; Marilyn Young, New York University; Lindsay French, Rhode Island School of Design; Michael Green, University of Chicago; Ara Wilson, Ohio State University; Daniel Rothenberg, University of Michigan; Alexis Eastwood, Connecticut College; and Kenneth Cmiel, University of Iowa.
For a copy of the conference program and a full list of speakers, please consult our web site at the link provided below.
The conference is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required. To register, for more information, or for assistance with a disability, please call the Center for International Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, (414)229-3757 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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