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Lori E. Talsky Center for Human Rights of Women and Children

Educating students and the broader community about international human rights and humanitarian law.

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News

On June 14, 2016 Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed into law the Talsky Center’s bill, requiring public high schools to provide anti-genocide instruction to students.  You can access new law’s contents at: www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2015-2016/billenrolled/House/pdf/2015-HNB-4493.pdf.


The Lecture Series and Symposia

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Is There Any Justice in A World Wracked by Mass Atocities? If There Isn’t or Isn't Much, Can There Be?
Stephen J. Rapp, formerly, Ambassador-at-Large from U.S. Office of Global Criminal Justice; presently, Sonia and Harry Blumenthal Distinguished Fellow for the Prevention of Genocide, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
11:45 to 1:45 (lunch at 11:30)
MSU Law, Room 472

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
What You Always Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask--About Talsky Center-Funded Externships
Michelle Oliel, Attorney for the International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia; Advisor to the Talsky Center; Co-Founder of the Stahili Foundation
Namira Islam, Graduate of MSU Law, Attorney, and former Talsky Center extern; Co-Founder & Executive Director of Muslim ARC
12:10 to 1:25 (lunch at 11:55)
MSU Law, Room 346

Monday, February 20, 2017
A Former Child Soldier Speaks
Michel Chikwanine, former child soldier, Democratic Republic of Congo
11:45 to 1:45 (lunch at 11:30)
MSU Law, Castle Board Room

Monday, March 27, 2017
Symposium on Immigrants' Rights Under International Law
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Morten Kjaerum, Director of Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Sweden; Chair, Board of the European Council on Refugees and Exiles

PANEL #1: ESPECIALLY VULNERABLE MIGRANT POPULATIONS: CHILDREN, WOMEN, AND INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS: Sumudu Atapattu, Director, Research Centers & Coordinator, UW-Madison Human Rights Program, University of Wisconsin Law School; Michael Garcia Bochenek, Senior Counsel, Children’s Rights Division, Human Rights Watch; Roberta Cohen, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; Karen Musalo, Professor of Law and Director of Center for Gender & Refugee Studies, U.C. Hastings College of Law

PANEL #2: INTERNATIONAL LAW GOVERNING MIGRANT POPULATIONS: OVERARCHING PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS: Vincent Chetail, Professor of Public International Law and Director of Global Migration Centre, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, Switzerland; Juss Satvinder, Professor of Law, King’s College, London, England; E. Tendayi Achiume, Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law; Colin Harvey, Professor of Human Rights Law, School of Law, Queen’s University, Belfast, Ireland

10:00 to 5:20
MSU Law, Castle Board Room