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December 2018

Screening of No Human Is Illegal, with discussion to follow

December 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Weis Cinema

The Human Rights Project and the Hannah Arendt Center invite you to join us for a screening of NO HUMAN IS ILLEGAL (2018, 61 mins.)  Followed by Q&A and discussion with filmmaker Richard Ledes and Bard students who work with Samos Volunteers Richard Ledes is the director and producer of the new film, NO HUMAN IS ILLEGAL. It is a documentary about refugees currently detained on the Greek island of Lesvos. They are indefinitely awaiting a decision from the European…

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February 2019

Film screening and Q&A with Karam Ghossein and Emily Dische-Becker ’04

February 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Preston Theater

The Human Rights Project, Middle East Studies, Film and Electronic Arts, and the Office of Alumni/ae Affairs invite you to join us for and evening of films and discussion with EMILY DISCHE-BECKER '04 & KARAM GHOSSEIN               Street of Death (Lebanon/Germany, 2017, 22 minutes, Arabic w/ English subtitles) Directed by Karam Ghossein.  In “Street of Death,” the narrator revisits the site of his youth – a lawless slum suburb pushed up against Beirut’s international airport…

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IN WHOSE HONOR? Film and discussion with Charlene Teters and Jay Rosenstein

February 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Olin 102

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 12 – 5:30pm  OLIN 102 Charlene Teters was a graduate art student at the University of Illinois, when she started a campaign to retire the school’s racist team mascot and was met with death threats. Emmy and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker Jay Rosenstein – professor of Media and Cinema Studies at the University of Illinois – made IN WHOSE HONOR to chronicle the controversy. It was aired in 1997 on PBS. Mr. Rosenstein is still receiving threats over the…

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American Exceptionalism on Steroids: Violating Human Rights at Home, From Obama to Trump

February 21 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Olin 101

a talk by JAMIL DAKWAR, ACLU Human Rights Program Director Jamil Dakwar (@jdakwar) is the director of the American Civil Liberties Union's Human Rights Program (HRP) which is dedicated to holding the U.S. government accountable to its international human rights obligations and commitments.  He leads a team of lawyers and advocates who use a human rights framework to complement existing ACLU legal and legislative advocacy primarily in the areas of counter-terrorism, racial justice, immigrants’ rights, women’s rights, and criminal and juvenile…

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March 2019

Life After Prison: Barriers to re-entering Society

March 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Weis Cinema
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April 2019

Hostile Environments: A talk with Lorenzo Pezzani of Forensic Architecture

April 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Olin 202

In May 2012, the then UK Home Secretary Theresa May announced the introduction of new legislation aiming to “create here in Britain a really hostile environment for illegal migration. Work is under way”, she further explained, “to deny illegal immigrants access to work, housing and services, even bank accounts”. This process of making (mainly urban) space unliveable for some bears an eerie resemblance with the ways in which other, more “natural” environments have been turned into spaces of hostility for…

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Fake News! The View from Israel’s Military Occupation

April 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Olin 102

a lecture by Rebecca L. Stein Duke University Department of Anthropology   Dr. Stein's research studies linkages between cultural and political processes in Israel in relation to its military occupation and the history of Palestinian dispossession. Dr. Stein is the author of (with Adi Kuntsman) Digital Militarism: Israel's Occupation in the Social Media Age (Stanford University Press, 2015), which studies the interplay between new media and military occupation in the Israel/Palestine context, Itineraries in Conflict: Israelis, Palestinians, and the Political Lives of Tourism (Duke University…

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Silvered Water- A Film Screening and Discussion with Ossama Mohammed (POSTPONED UNTIL MID MAY)

April 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Preston Theater

POSTPONED UNTIL LATER - THE WEBSITE WILL BE UPDATED AS WE HAVE MORE INFORMATION https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/silvered-water-syria-portrait-cannes-704357 - Cannes Review

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May 2019

Getting the Vote: Suffrage and the Women’s Movement in Post-Independence Lebanon

May 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Olin 102

Ziad Abu-Rish Visiting Researcher in Human Rights, Bard College Getting the Vote: Suffrage and the Women's Movement in Post-Independence Lebanon This presentation narrates and analyzes the struggle for women’s suffrage in Lebanon between political independence in 1943 and the first parliamentary elections in which women participated in 1953. In doing so, it takes into account the views expressed and strategies pursued by different women’s organizations. Of particular interest will be the 1950 formation of the Executive Committee of Women’s Organizations…

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Center for the Study of Hate Senior Project Colloquium

May 16 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
205 Olin, 205 NY United States + Google Map
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