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Audio and Video available from Symposium on the Humanitarian Crises in Darfur and the Democratic Republic of the Congo


The symposium was held October 5 – 6, 2006

Key Note Speaker
Barbara Masekela, South African Ambassador to the United States

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Northwestern Law professors David Scheffer and Stephen Sawyer organized the conference, which was co-presented by the Bluhm Legal Clinic's Center for International Human Rights with the Northwestern University Journal of International Human Rights and the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. The event was offered in partnership with Columbia University's Human Rights Institute, the University of Notre Dame's Center for Civil and Human Rights, and The Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

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Introductory Remarks
David Scheffer, Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw/Robert A. Helman Professor of Law and Director, Center for International Human Rights, Northwestern University School of Law

Transatlantic Dialogue on Africa
Keynote Address
The Honorable Barbara Masekela, Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa to the United States
Introductory Remarks and Keynote Address available in streaming video

Question and Answer Session on U.N. Response
Mark Bowden, Chief of Policy, United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
UN Response to Darfur and Congo humanitarian crises (downloadable video)

Jan Wouters, Professor of Public International Law, Catholic University of Leuven, and Professor of European Banking and Financial Law, Universiteit Maastricht
In streaming audio

Congo Crisis Study
Richard Brennan, Director of Health Programs, International Rescue Committee
From Chicago Public Radio’s Worldview with Jerome McDonnell
In streaming audio

Morning Session: Darfur
Moderator: Douglas Cassel, Lilly Endowment Professor of Law and Director, Center for Civil and Human Rights, University of Notre Dame Law School

  • The Humanitarian Challenge: Eric Reeves, Professor of English and Literature, Smith College
  • The Judicial Challenge: Rosa Brooks, Professor of Law, Georgetown University
  • The Options for U.S. Policy: Two Perspectives – John Prendergast, Senior Advisor, International Crisis Group; Ambassador Richard Williamson, Partner, Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw, former U.S. Representative to the U.N. Commission on Human Rights

In streaming video

Afternoon Sessions: the Democratic Republic of the Congo
HUMANITARIAN AND SECURITY CHALLENGES
Moderator: Richard Joseph, Professor, Northwestern University and Director, Program of African Studies

Dr. Richard Brennan, Director, Africa Program, Center for Strategic International Studies
Steve Lenahan, Executive Officer for Corporate Legal Affairs, AngloGold Ashanti
Stephan Parmentier, Professor, Faculty of Law, Catholic University of Leuven
Jean Migabo Kalere, Researcher, Law and Society Institute, Faculty of Law, Catholic University of Leuven
In streaming video

Political and Judicial Contexts & Closing Remarks
Moderator: David Scheffer,Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw/Robert A. Helman Professor of Law and Director, Center for International Human Rights, Northwestern University School of Law
Madeline Seidenstricker, Foreign Service Officer and Desk Officer for the Democratic Republic of the Congo, U.S. Department of State
Peter Rosenblum, Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein Associate Professor in Human Rights, Columbia University School of Law
Paul Lemmens, Professor, Faculty of Law, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium
In streaming video

Papers generated by panelists from this Conference will be published in an upcoming Symposium Issue of the Journal of International Human Rights.




Posted: October 15, 2006