Date: 
Thursday, November 18, 2021 | 8:30am to Friday, November 19, 2021 | 5:00pm
Location: 

Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Cowles Auditorium
301 19th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55455

The Symposium will be held in person, with segments available remotely via Zoom. Note: The Scallen Lecture will be in-person ONLY.

The Human Rights Program celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. To mark the occasion, we are hosting the Human Rights Program 20th Anniversary Symposium: Mobilizing Knowledge to Advance Human Rights on November 18 - 19, 2021, in Cowles Auditorium at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs on the University Twin Cities campus.

The two-day event features a keynote address on the role of universities in advancing human rights by an Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UN OHCHR) representative, a showcase of UMN faculty-led engaged scholarship, a film screening of Until We Find Them, conversations with Mexico-based journalists and researchers working to address disappearances in Latin America, presentations by a student team researching human rights defenders, and the launch of Program Director Barbara Frey's newest book, Disappearances in the Post-Transition Era in Latin America.

Join us in celebration as we highlight the many affiliated faculty, students, and practitioners engaging in human rights research, teaching, and engagement—the three pillars of the program’s work. 

Registration

The Symposium will be held in person, with segments available remotely via Zoom. Note: The Scallen Lecture will be in-person ONLY.