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Workshop Descriptions - Upcoming and Archived Programs

View the topics, speakers, and other program information for upcoming workshops, and browse our archive of information regarding past workshops.

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New York, October 2018

Katie Dwyer

Institutional Responsibility and Community Action 
October 14th - October 19th
Hosted and directed by Professor Sujata Gadkar-Wilcox 

As we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, our OCHR group will convene in New York, New York to discuss themes of human rights at this incredibly crucial historical moment. 

Our trip will include a tour of the United Nations headquarters and several seminars focused on the UN. 


Cheyney Ryan, Director of Human Rights Programs for ELAC
Sujata Gadkar-Wilcox, Executive Director of OCHR
Brian Stiltner, Co-Director Hersher Institute for Applied Ethics at Sacred Heart University
Christina Dawkins, founder of A4Abolitionist
Glenn Mitoma, Director of the Thomas Dodd Center at the University of Connecticut
Thomas Weiss, Presidential Professor of Political Science, CUNY
Kwami Coleman, musician
Fatema Sumar, Vice President of Global Programs at Oxfam America
Vladimir Cuk, Executive Director of International Disability Alliance
Krishna Patel, Justice Initiative Director of Grace Farms
Glaydon de Freitas Filho
Robin Galas, Director TRIO, Chabot College
Ibrahim Gassama, Professor of Law, University of Oregon
Tim Lindgren
Anat Biletzki, Professor of Philosophy, Quinnipiac University
Deen Chatterjee, Professor of Law, University of Utah
Nabeel Hamdi, Emeritus PRofessor Oxford Brooks University

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Oxford Summer, June 2018

Katie Dwyer

June 24 - June 29 2018
Oxford, UK
Directed by Dr. Cheyney Ryan and Dr. Lyn Boyd-Judson

This summer's seminar focuses on issues of migration and refugee policy and the ways these issues intersect with national and international law. 

With an optional service-learning program in Lesvos, Greece organized and directed by Dr. Lyn Boyd-Judson
June 30-July 5 

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Geneva and Greece: Global Ethics and Refugee Policy, Summer 2017

Katie Dwyer

June 18 - June 24 2017 (Geneva)
June 24 - July 5 (Greece)

Organized and directed by Professor Lyn Boyd-Judson

This unique consortium seminar featured a week-long workshop in Geneva with lectures from leading international organizations working in the field of migration and refugee policy, then service-learning and site visits with refugee organizations in Greece.

Presentations by:

Hugo Slim, Head of Policy and Humanitarian Diplomacy Division, International Committee of the Red Cross
Cheyney Ryan, Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law, and Armed Conflict, Director of Human Rights Programs
Vincent Chetail, Director of the Global Migration Centre and Professor of International Law
Elizabeth Rushing, Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, senior advisor on conflict
Gilles Carbonnier, Professor of Development Economics, Graduate Institute, Geneva
Catherine-Lune Grayson, International Committee of the Red Cross
Tuesday Reitano, Deputy Director, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime
Bradford Smith, Office of High Commissioner of Human Rights, Geneva
David Mwambari, United States International University–Africa (Nairobi)
David Rodin, Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law, and Armed Conflict
George Fourlas, Hampshire College
Jesse Slim, Utopia 56
Anna Evans-Goldstein, University of Southern California, former head of volunteers, Elpida Home
Joel Hernandez, Elpida Home
Michelle Klein Solomon, Director of the Migration Policy and Research Department at the International Organization for Migration

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Oxford Spring 2017 Human Rights, Violent Conflict and the Struggle for Peace

Katie Dwyer

March 12-17, 2017
Directed by Dr. Johanna Luttrell and Dr. Cheyney Ryan

This seminar specifically focuses on issues of peacemaking and ethics in warfare in contemporary contexts.


Dr Cheyney Ryan, Program in Ethics, Law, and Armed Conflict and Merton College, University of Oxford
Dr Hugo Slim, International Committee of the Red Cross
Prof Lyn Boyd-Judson, Unesco Chair and Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics, University of Southern California
Prof Johanna Luttrell, University of Houston
Prof Sujata Gadkar-Wilcox, Quinnipiac University
Leonardo Castilho, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Gevena, Office of High Commissioner Human Rights, United Nations (on leave).
Prof David Mwambari, United States International University Africa
Prof Cecile Fabre, All Souls College, University of Oxford
Dr Michael Robillard, Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, University of Oxford’
Lt. Col. Bob Underwood, Philosophy Department, University of Oxford
Marlena Wright, Mt. Hood Comunity College
David Reese, Georgetown University

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New York, October 2016

Katie Dwyer

October 22-30 2016
New York and Quinnipiac University, Connecticut
Human Rights and Development: Institutional Responsibility and Community Action 

Hosted and directed by Professor Sujata Gadkar-Wilcox 

This workshop invited a broad range of perspectives of those working within the international framework to extend and preserve Human Rights. The group toured the headquarters of the United Nations, as well as engaging with a series of advocates, scholars, UN Special Rapporteurs, and practitioners. 

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