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Conference Schedule

21 October 2005

9:15 a.m. Welcome

Domna C. Stanton, Graduate Center, City Univ. of New York


9:30-11:30 a.m. Cultural Translation, Internationalism, and Rights Discourse

Presiding: Domna C. Stanton, Graduate Center, City Univ. of New York

Speakers: Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im, Emory Univ. Law School

David W. Kennedy, Harvard Univ. Law School

Kenneth Roth, Human Rights Watch

Leti Volpp, American Univ. Law School
11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Lunch on own
1:00-3:00 p.m. Human Rights and the Media

Presiding: Rosemary G. Feal, MLA

Speakers: Margaret Higonnet, Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs

Alisa Solomon, Baruch Coll., City Univ. of New York

Sidonie Smith, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Shibley Telhami, Univ. of Maryland, College Park

3:00-3:30 p.m. Refreshment Break
3:30-5:30 p.m. Who Is the Human in Human Rights?

Presiding: Francesca Sautman, Graduate Center, City Univ. of New York

Speakers: Omar Barghouti, Tel Aviv Univ.

Jacqueline Bhabha, Harvard Univ.

Eduardo Cadava, Princeton Univ.

Samera Esmeir, New York Univ.
5:30-6:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception
6:30 p.m. Poetry Reading by Meena Alexander

22 October 2005

9:00-11:00 a.m. The Rights of Language and Culture, the Language and Culture of Rights

Presiding: Marianne Hirsch, Columbia Univ.

Speakers: Lila Abu-Lughod, Columbia Univ.

Kwame Anthony Appiah, Princeton Univ.

Pheng Cheah, Univ. of California, Berkeley

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Columbia Univ.
11:00-11:30 a.m. Refreshment Break
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Imagining beyond the Nation: Human Rights and the Critique of Political Sovereignty

Presiding: Judith Butler, Univ. of California, Berkeley

Speakers: Michel Feher, Université de Paris

Thomas Keenan, Bard Coll.

Iain Levine, Human Rights Watch

Bruce Robbins, Columbia Univ.
1:30-2:00 p.m. Wrap-Up

Judith Butler, Univ. of California, Berkeley


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