Reading List and Research Presentations

ESRG SCHEDULE SPRING 2013

February 5
RADICAL REFORMS: WHAT DO THEY MISS?
Dr. Prakash Kashwan, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Connecticut
Dodd 162, 12-1:30 pm

February 25
RIGHTS BASED FISHERIES GOVERNANCE: FROM FISHING RIGHTS TO HUMAN RIGHTS
Dr. Robert Pomeroy, Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Connecticut
Location TBA, 12-1:30 pm

March 5
HEALTH AND HUMAN RIGHTS AFTER GENOCIDE: A CAMBODIAN EXAMPLE
Dr. Megan Berthold, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, University of Connecticut
Dodd 162, 12-1:30 pm

April 4-5
WORKSHOP: HEALTH AND HUMAN RIGHTS: SOCIAL MOBILIZATION, LAW & POLICY
Location and times TBA

April 5
FORGING ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RIGHTS: WHY INSTITUTIONS MATTER
Dr. Philip G. Alston, NYU Law School
Konover Auditorium, Dodd Center, 5 pm

April 30
FOOD SECURITY IN CENTRAL ASIA: REALITIES AND CHALLENGES
Dr. Fakhmiddin Fazilov
Dodd 162, 12-1:30 pm

 

ESRG SCHEDULE AUTUMN 2012

September 11
THE RIGHT TO DEVELOPMENT REVISITED
Dr. Shareen Hertel, Associate Professor, Political Science and Human Rights, University of Connecticut
Dodd 162, 12-1:30 pm

October 16
PETRO-JUSTICE, ALIEN CLAIMS, AND THE LIMITS OF HUMAN RIGHTS DISCOURSE
Dr. Heather Turcotte, Assistant Professor, Political Science and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, University of Connecticut
Dodd 162, 12-1:30 pm

November 13
HEALTH AND HUMAN RIGHTS AFTER GENOCIDE: A CAMBODIAN EXAMPLE
Dr. Megan Berthold, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, University of Connecticut
Dodd 162, 12-1:30 pm

December 4
HUNGRY FOR JUSTICE: SOCIAL MOBILIZATION ON THE RIGHT TO FOOD IN INDIA
Dr. Shareen Hertel, Associate Professor, Political Science and Human Rights, University of Connecticut, Dodd Lounge, 12-1:30 pm

 

ESRG SCHEDULE SPRING 2012

February 3
WORKER RIGHTS IN LAW & PRACTICE: NEW DATA & APPLICATIONS
Chad Clay, Assistant Professor, International Affairs, University of Georgia (August 2012)
Colin Barry, Doctoral Candidate, Political Science, Binghamton University
Dodd 162, 12-1:30 pm


February 29
ENVIRONMENTAL RIGHTS AND THE ATMOSPHERIC TRUST LITIGATION
Kelly Matheson, Program Manager for the Americas, WITNESS
Class of 1947 Room - Babbidge Library, 12-1:30 pm


March 30
THE COMMITMENT TO PUBLIC SERVICES IN INDIA
Dr. Vivek Srinivasan, Manager, Program on Liberation Technology, Stanford University
Dodd 162, 12-1:30 pm


April 13
KEYNOTE LECTURE FOR ESRG WORKSHOP, TBA
Konover Auditorium, 4:00 – 5:30 pm with reception & dinner following

April 14
ESRG WORKSHOP: “CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS”


April 27
TOPIC TBA
Dr. Gillian MacNaughton, Executive Director of the Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy, Northeastern University School of Law
Dodd Center Lounge, 12-1:30 pm

 

ESRG Fall 2011 Schedule
All Meetings are from 12-1:30

September 30
Dr. David Richards, Political Science/Human Rights, University of Connecticut
Roundtable on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Monteith 119

October 14
Dr. Prakash Kashwan, Political Science, University of Connecticut
“The Politics of Transition to Rights-Based Approaches to Conservation in India”
Monteith 119

November 18
Dr. Michael Goodhart, Political Science, University of Pittsburgh
“Who Pays for Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights?”
Dodd Center, Room 162

December 7
Dr. Zehra Kabasakal Arat, Visiting Gladstein Professor and Juanita and Joseph Leff Distinguished Professor, Political Science and Women’s Studies, SUNY Purchase
Roundtable on Gendered Dimensions of Economic and Social Rights
Dodd Center Lounge

 

ESRG Spring 2011 Schedule
All Meetings are from 12-1:30

February 4 (162 Dodd)
 
Audrey Chapman (UCONN Health Center) and Ben Carbonetti (UCONN, Political Science): “Human Rights Protections for Vulnerable and Disadvantaged Groups: The Contributions of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights”

February 25 (Dodd Lounge Area)

Steve Kutcha (UCONN, Economics): “Environmental Justice and ESC Rights: Derived Protections from the European Court of Human Rights”

March 25 (339 Monteith)
Blair Johnson (UCONN, Psychology): “HIV Prevention Efforts, Human Rights, and Other Structural Dimensions: Factors related to the Success of Interventions around the Globe.”

April 29 (162 Dodd)

Patrick Heidkamp and Colin Ryan (SCSU, Geography): "Spatial Considerations of Economic Rights Measurement"

April 9

ESRG Annual Workshop: “The State Of Economic and Social Rights”

 

ESRG Fall ’10 Schedule
All Meetings are from 12-1:30 in 162 Dodd Unless Otherwise Noted
      

September 24
Derek Johnson (UCONN, Economics): “On the Institutional Dilemmas of Human Rights Enforcement”

October 8
Chris Jeffords (UCONN, Agricultural and Resource Economics) and Corinne Tagliarina (UCONN, Political Science): “On the Right to Clean Water: On the Resolution Recently Passed by the UN General Assembly”

October 29 - Student Union, Room 318

Radhika Balakrishnan (Rutgers, Women’s and Gender Studies) and Diane Elson (Essex, Sociology): Macroeconomic Policy and Human Rights: A Case Study of the US and Mexico”

November 19 - Thomas J Dodd Research Center, Room 162

Sanjay Reddy (New School, Economics): “Economics and Human Rights: The Non-Conversation”

December 3 - Student Union, Room 324

Shawna Sweeney (UMASS-Dartmouth, Public Policy): TBA

 

ERG Spring ’10 Schedule

February 5 (12-1:30, 162 Dodd)

Shareen Hertel: On the Optional Protocol to the ICESCR’s

Claire Mahon, 2008. “Progress at the Front: The Draft Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights,” Human Rights Law Review 8(4): 617-646.

March 5 (12-1:30, 162 Dodd)  Changed

Kathy Libal and Michael Morrell on Cultural Rights
General comment No. 21, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Committee: Right of everyone to take part in cultural life (art. 15, para. 1 (a), of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights)

Reidel, Laura(2010) 'What are Cultural Rights? Protecting Groups With Individual Rights', Journal of Human Rights, 9: 1, 65 — 80

March 26 (11-2, SU 303)

Thomas Pogge (Yale): "The Human Rights of the Global Poor: What Can We Do?"  Faculty Seminar #1 arranged by the Human Rights Institute

April 2 (9:30-12, SU 320)

Thomas Pogge (Yale): "The Human Rights of the Global Poor: What Can We Do?"  Faculty Seminar #2 arranged by the Human Rights Institute

Saturday April 17: Annual ERG Workshop

Note:  Participation in the March 26 and April 2 Faculty Seminars must be prearranged through the Human Rights Institute

 

ERG Fall '09 Schedule

All meeting will be held from: 12 noon till 1:30 p.m.

Friday, 9/18/09
Dodd Center, Room 162

Christian Zimmerman (UConn, Economics)
“Unemployment accounts vs. unemployment insurance: A quantitative exploration”

Friday 10/9/09
Babbidge Library Administrative Conference Room
(* Go to main Babbidge Offices on the Plaza level; the Conference room is within that suite of offices; the receptionist will direct you.)

Kathy Libal (UConn School of Social Work)
“HR in the USA: Selected readings and discussion.”

 

Friday, 11/6/09
Babbidge Library Administrative Conference Room

Susan Randolph (UConn Economics)
"An Index of Economic and Social Rights Fulfillment: Country Scores and Rankings" (paper by by Susan Randolph, Sakiko Fukuda-Parr and Terra Lawson-Remer)

Friday, 11/20/09
Dodd Center, Room 162

David Richards (Gladstein Visiting Professor of Human Rights)
“Three Doors Into the Same Room: Development, Rights, and Security”

 

ERG Fall ’08 Schedule

All Sessions are Fridays 12-1:30 in room 162, Dodd Center--except Oct. 31

September 12

September 26

October 17

October 31 (room TBA)

November 14

ERG Itinerary: Spring 2008

All Sessions are from 12-1:30

February 8 Rm. 162

February 29 Rm. 162

March 28 Admin. Conference Rm.

April 11 Rm. 162

April 12

April 25 Admin. Conf. Rm

ERG Itinerary: Fall 2007

All Sessions are from 12-1:30 at the listed Dodd Center Room

September 14 Rm. 162

October 5 Admin Conference Rm

October 26 Rm. 162

November 16 Rm. 162

December 7 Admin Conference Rm

ERG Itinerary: Spring 2007

All meetings are on Fridays from 1:30-3pm

Febuary 2 Conference Room 162, Dodd Research Center

Febuary 23 Administrative Conference Room, Dodd Research Center

March 16 Administrative Conference Room, Dodd Research Center

  1. Audrey Chapman
    Topic: TBA

April 6 Administrative Conference Room, Dodd Research Center

April 27 Administrative Conference Room, Dodd Research Center

ERG Itinerary: Fall 2006

All meetings are on Fridays from 1-2:30

September 15 Conference Rm. 162, Dodd

September 29 Administrative Rm., Dodd

October 13 Conference Rm. 162, Dodd

November 10 Administrative Rm., Dodd

December 1 Administrative Rm., Dodd

ERG Reading List: Spring 2006

January 30

Febuary 20

March 13

April 3

April 15

ERG Reading List: Fall 2005

September 20

October 4

October 18

ERG Reading List: Spring 2005

Concepts

January 24

February 7

Measures

February 28

March 14

Policy

CHILD LABOR

March 28

LIVING WAGE

April 11

ERG Reading List Fall 2004

September 23

October 7

October 21

November 4

November 18