Education and law join for the 60th anniversary to consider the prospect for hope, critique, and the possibility of human rights as societies recognize their diversity and struggle with internal and external conflict.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
||Light Breakfast and Registration
Please be seated promptly for 8:15am
Video: Interview with Mary
Stern Strom, Executive Director Facing History and Ourselves
Martha Minow, Jeremiah Smith, Jr. Professor of Law, Harvard Law
The Fourth Pillar: Education and the Right to a Future
Jacqueline Bhabha, Harvard University Jeremiah Smith Jr. Lecturer, Harvard Law School and Director of the Harvard University Committee on Human Rights Studies
International human rights law guarantees the right to education, but what does this mean in practice for some of the world's most marginalized and deprived children- refugees? What efforts have been made to address some of the existing obstacles to enjoyment of that right?
|| Questions and Answers
Educating in Diverse Societies
What does equal opportunity mean in diverse schools? What's happening in schools with high and diverse immigrant populations? How best can schools reconcile commitments to reproducing nationhood with respect and acknowledgement of pluralism? Do schools with diverse student bodies encourage development of one common identity or instead foster distinctive group identities? What possibilities and restrictions apply to the right to education which requires an allocation of resources, not government power?
Adam Strom, Director of Research and Development, Facing History and
Panel: Sir Keith Ajegbo, John R. Bowen, Viola Georgi, Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, Patrick
with break out groups
Universality and Identity or Confrontation and
Aspiration in what is called an Age of Terror and Globalization
With increasing contact inside of countries of people from different cultures, what is the aspiration that societies should have? Is it coexistence, integration, multiple jurisdictions, tolerance? What political structures are most likely to produce what you think is the best arrangement?
Moderator: Martha Minow
Panel: Jocelyne Cesari, Noah
Feldman, Maleiha Malik, Olivier
Ayelet Shachar, Richard Shweder
Flame: Sergio Vieira de Mello and the Fight to Save the World
What can we learn from a life wrestling with acting on humanitarian commitments while recognizing and accommodating to political realities?
Power, Anna Lindh Professor of
Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government,
| Introduction of John Sexton by Elena Kagan, Dean of Harvard Law School
John Sexton, President of New York University