On March 23, 2016, the Human Rights Program (HRP) hosted a student-faculty roundtable entitled, “Conflicts, Human Rights, and International Justice in Africa.”
HRP was joined by Jill Rosenthal, William H. Bonsall Acting Assistant Professor of History at Stanford University; HRP Professor Jehanne Henry, Senior Researcher in the Africa Division at Human Rights Watch; and moderator Daniel Bekele, Executive Director of the Africa Division of Human Rights Watch.
The panelists covered a lot of territory, delving into the histories and on-the-ground realities of the conflicts in Burundi and South Sudan, and offering a broader context of major conflicts and international justice in Africa. Both the historical perspective and the field experience of the speakers contributed to a deeper understanding of the human rights issues at stake.
The well-attended event also served as an opportunity for the Hunter College History Department to welcome Jill Rosenthal, who will start at Hunter in the fall as an Assistant Professor specializing in African History. Professor Donna Haverty-Stacke, Acting Chair of the Department of History, and HRP Director Lawrence Moss offered welcoming remarks.
The Human Rights Program looks forward to continuing to engage experts and scholars on current human rights issues.