Reflections on Anthropology and Human Rights

Members of the AAA’s Members’ Programmatic, Advisory, and Advocacy Committee (MPAAC) reflect on the relationship between anthropology and human rights in honor of Human Rights Day and the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Read their reflections and add your own in the comments below. “To do anthropology is always, in some … Continue reading Reflections on Anthropology and Human Rights

Human Rights in an Age of Immorality and Unreason

This post is part of a series celebrating Human Rights Day authored by members of the former AAA Committee for Human Rights (CfHR), now represented on the Members’ Programmatic, Advisory, and Advocacy Committee (MPAAC). This piece was submitted by Tricia Redeker Hepner, former chair of the CfHR and current chair of MPAAC.  It’s a cold, wintery day … Continue reading Human Rights in an Age of Immorality and Unreason

Advice From the Frontlines: DC-Based Human Rights Defenders

This post is part of a series celebrating Human Rights Day authored by members of the former AAA Committee for Human Rights (CfHR), now represented on the Members’ Programmatic, Advisory, and Advocacy Committee (MPAAC). This piece was submitted by Jennifer Burrell, PhD, University at Albany SUNY following a CfHR roundtable at the 2017 AAA Annual Meeting featuring DC-based human … Continue reading Advice From the Frontlines: DC-Based Human Rights Defenders

Language, Human Rights, and Social Justice

This post is part of a series celebrating Human Rights Day authored by members of the former AAA Committee for Human Rights, now represented on the Members’ Programmatic, Advisory, and Advocacy Committee (MPAAC). This piece was submitted by Kathleen C. Riley (Rutgers University). Words, speech acts, and larger discourses have consequences.  They have the power … Continue reading Language, Human Rights, and Social Justice

The UN Declaration of Human Rights and the 2017 US Tax Bill: Reflecting on the Anthropological Response

This post is the first in a series celebrating Human Rights Day authored by members of the former AAA Committee for Human Rights, now represented on the Members’ Programmatic, Advisory, and Advocacy Committee (MPAAC). This piece was submitted by Alayne Unterberger with the Florida Institute for Community Studies. As I drove to the airport on my … Continue reading The UN Declaration of Human Rights and the 2017 US Tax Bill: Reflecting on the Anthropological Response

Anthropologist Receives Major Award for Human Rights Activism

On May 13, 2012, the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives will present the Second ALBA/Puffin Award for Human Rights Activism, in the amount of $100,000, to Fredy Peccerelli, Executive Director of the Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation, and Kate Doyle, Senior Analyst of U.S. policy in Latin America at the National Security Archive.  The award ceremony will … Continue reading Anthropologist Receives Major Award for Human Rights Activism

Columbia Human Rights Seminar Accepting Applicants

For 2010-11, the Columbia University Human Rights Seminar will be held under the theme “Human Rights in Conflict: Exploring the Issues, Assessing the Challenges.” Organizers welcome scholars and advocates who wish to explore factors that lead to conflicts in specific human rights issue areas, and examine their philosophical, sociological, political and legal underpinnings. Seminars consist … Continue reading Columbia Human Rights Seminar Accepting Applicants

Chicago Human Rights and New Sciences Event, 5/14-15

For our Chicago-area readers, the Human Rights and the New Sciences Symposium is being held today and tomorrow, through the University of Chicago’s Human Rights Program and Department of Anthropology. Attendance is open to the public with online registration. The symposium seeks to explore how “rapid developments in scientific knowledge and technologies have been challenging … Continue reading Chicago Human Rights and New Sciences Event, 5/14-15

New Human Rights Web Archive

The Center for Human Rights Documentation & Research (CHRDR), part of Columbia University Libraries/Information Services, is pleased to announce the development of the Human Rights Web Archive .  As part of Columbia’s larger initiative to collect free and at-risk web resources, the Human Rights Web Archive is dedicated to preserving web-based information of importance to the global community of human rights researchers, students, policymakers and advocates. Continue reading “New Human Rights Web Archive”