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2004-2005 DHRC Events Calendar


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Calendar in Brief
2005 --- -- "Human Rights in Colombia: Photographs and Stories by Displaced Children"
2005 Apr 08 "Cultures of Complicity" Symposium
2005 --- -- Lecture by Carla Del Ponte, the Chief Prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunals for Yugoslavia
2005 Feb 20 Visit and lecture by Dan Saxon
"Human Rights in Colombia: Photographs and Stories by Displaced Children": A multimedia presentation "Reframing Conflict Building Peace Through Participatory Media" by Alex Fattal (www.ajaproject.org), Duke '01, founder of Disparando Camaras para la Paz (Shooting Cameras for Peace). Fattal was featured in the September-October issue of the Duke Alumni magazine.

Discussion to be led by Robin Kirk, coordinator of the Duke Human Rights Center and former Senior Researcher for Human Rights Watch.

"Cultures of Complicity" Symposium: Held in the Rare Book Room on April 8, 2005, the symposium featured presentations by three members of our steering committee: Ariel Dorfman, Claudia Koonz and Lee D. Baker.

In addition, we heard from invited guest Carlos Ivan Degregori, a leading Peruvian scholar and a member of Peru's Truth and Reconciliation Commission; and David Lawrence, an award-winning radio and print reporter who covers Iraq and Afghanistan for "The World," a co-production of the BBC World Service, Public Radio International and WGBH Boston. Provost Peter Lange introduced the symposium.

By bringing together thinkers working in both in the U.S. and in other countries - and in both past and present - we hope to further an interdisciplinary, wide-ranging debate about the issues of complicity and collaboration. David Lawrence's presentation included a selection of radio pieces broadcast as part of his coverage of Iraq [.mp3].

A paper prepared by Lee D. Baker for the symposium is available here.

The symposium was co-sponsored by the office of the Vice-Provost for international Affairs, the Franklin Center's "Risky Knowledge" program for 2004-2005, the Center for International Studies, and the Department of Cultural Anthropology.

A scheduled lecture by Carla Del Ponte, the Chief Prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunals for Yugoslavia, had to be postponed.

Visit and lecture by Dan Saxon: a human rights lawyer who is currently a trial attorney with the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, Saxon visited Duke from February 20-21, 2005, to speak about his work related to Guatemala and the campaign of extermination against Mayan villagers there in the 1970s and 1980s. Trial excerpts shown during his talk at Duke Law School are available on DVD - contact Robin Kirk. Saxon's visit was co-sponsored by the Duke Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, the Center for International Studies and the Law School.


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