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September 2017

EYAL WEIZMAN Forensic Architecture: Violence at the Threshold of Detectability

September 11, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Human Rights Project invites you to join us for an evening on Monday September 11th, at 7:00 PM in Weiss Cinema to speak with with architect and theorist Eyal Weizman to discuss his new book, Forensic Architecture: Violence at the Threshold of Detectability (Zone/MIT 2017)  Eyal Weizman is an architect, professor of spatial and visual cultures and director of the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is the director of Forensic Architecture, a research agency…

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October 2017

A Brilliant Genocide Screening and Panel

October 24, 2017 @ 6:00 pm

The Human Rights Program, Global and International Studies, Africana Studies, and the Rift Valley Institute announce a screening of  A Brilliant Genocide on October 24th at 6pm in Olin 102. A Brilliant Genocide is a powerful documentary exposing the true story behind the rise of the brutal warlord Joseph Kony and the Ugandan government's campaign against the Acholi people. This one hour film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring: Helen C. Epstein, is the author of Another Fine Mess: America, Uganda and the War…

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Understanding Organized Hate and What Works to Combat it Panel Discussion

October 30, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The Human Rights Project and the Justus and Karin Rosenberg Foundation invite you to join us on Monday October 30 at 5:00pm at the Finberg House for a panel to discuss Understanding Organized Hate and What Works to Combat it featuring The Human Rights Project's 2017 Rosenberg Internship winners: Katherine Hopper, Erin Gifford, Maies Hriesh, and Nicholas Bader, with special guest speaker....... Eric K. Ward In the summer of 2017, The Justus and Karin Rosenberg Foundation and the Human Rights Project jointly supported four Bard students who interned…

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February 2018

A Reception to celebrate the Publication of “Intolerance: Political Animals & Their Prey”

February 19, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Center for Civic Engagement and the Human Rights Program invite you to join us on Monday February 19 at 5:00pm Reception at the Oiln Atrium, followed by a Panel Discussion on coping with intolerance in the public sphere at 6:00pm in Olin 205.  Featuring Professor Bruce Chilton in Conversation with West Point Professors: Graham Parsons, Ty Seidule, Robert Tully, and Courtney Morris Bruce Chilton is Bernard Iddings Professor of Religion at Bard College. His books include Rabbi Jesus, A Galilean Rabbi and His…

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April 2018

Panel Discussion on Rohingya Refugees

April 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Human Rights Project invites you to join us on Tuesday April 24 at 6:00 pm for a Panel Discussion on the current situation on Rohingya Refugees  at 6:00pm in RKC 102. The panel will feature former Dean of Simons Rock Ba Win, Maureen Aung-Thwin the special adviser to the Burma Project at Open Soicety Foundations, and Dr. Parthiban Muniandy a professor of Sociology from Sarah Lawrence College whose work focuses on migration in Southeast/South Asia. For information regarding the…

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September 2018

Migration Open House

September 27, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Annandale House

Join us for a discussion of our new migration initiative!

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The Unwanted: Stories and Photographs from Central American Migration Through Mexico

September 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Aspinwall 302

Each year, approximately 400,000 Central Americans enter Mexico “irregularly,” using unofficial entry points. The vast majority are fleeing the extreme violence in Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, countries whose murder rates consistently rank among the world’s highest. Most hope to obtain asylum in the U.S., but that’s now becoming virtually impossible.

Americans often wonder why people would choose to take such a dangerous journey. A volunteer in a Mexican shelter summarized it this way: “They think, ‘If I stay in my home country, I will die. If I go, I may die.’ They choose between certain and possible death.”

Follow the trail of these migrant lives as documented in photographs by Joseph Sorrentino under the auspices of the Puffin Foundation, the Fund for Investigative Journalism and The Investigative Fund at the Nation Institute.

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October 2018

The NSU Monologues: Actors for Human Rights Germany

October 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Between 2000 and 2007, a far-right terrorist group known as the National Socialist Underground (NSU) murdered ten people in Germany, nine of them of immigrant backgrounds. The group’s racist and neofascist ideology echoed the belief systems of other right-wing organizations, including the white supremacist Blood and Honour. In 2011, after a failed bank robbery, two members of the NSU committed suicide while the third member, Beate Zschäpe, turned herself in. In the ensuing trial, which ended in July, it became clear that German intelligence agencies had known of and even colluded with the NSU. The failures of the security authorities to stop the group’s crimes highlights the persistence of structural racism in Germany.

Written and performed as documentary theater, The NSU Monologues features the words of three relatives of the NSU’s victims: Elif Kubaşık, Adile Şimşek, and İsmail Yozgat. The stories of Elif, Adile, and İsmail testify to the survivors’ courage and determination. Whether they marched at the head of a funeral procession, organized demonstrations, or demanded that a street be renamed in the victims’ memory, their small acts defied the narrow “official” accounts of German authorities. With their testimonies, they reclaim a space for a historically accountable and anti-racist mode of remembrance.

This performance will feature the work of Bard German Studies students, who have translated the original German-language script into English.

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Hate and Otherizing: The Psychology of Perpetrator Behavior

October 25, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Human Rights Project and the Bard Center for the Study of Hate invite you to join us for a talk and discussion on Hate and Otherizing: The Psychology of Perpetrator Behavior with Dr. James Waller Cohen Endowed Chair of Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Keene State College and featuring presentations by Artun Ak '19 and Britt Shacham '18 2018 Rosenberg Internship Award recipients date: Thursday, October 25th  time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM venue: Olin 101 Dr. James Waller is…

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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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