The Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy hosts a yearlong program of speakers and events each year at the law school. These events range from panel presentations, to a large two-day institute on ESC rights, to intimate discussions on human rights issues with leaders in the field. The events are open to law students, faculty, and frequently to the larger Northeastern University community and the general public. To receive events emails, subscribe to the PHRGE email list.
September 16th, 12:00-1:30 pm – Opportunities in Human Rights
In collaboration with the Human Rights Caucus, we will present an orientation for new students to exhibit the opportunities to get involved in human rights work and advocacy on campus.
September 28th, 6:00-7:30 pm – “Know Your Rights - Stop and Search”
In collaboration with the National Police Accountability Project of the National Lawyers Guild, we will offer a practical training for students with the goal of giving participants a better understanding of their constitutional rights when stopped by the police.
September 30th, 12:00-1:30 pm - International Legal Research Seminar
International Law Librarian, Jootaek Lee, presents an introduction to international legal research methods. Prof. Lee will acquaint attendees with some of the most important international research tools, while providing tips on the specific uses of each.
October 26th, 5:30-7:30 pm – “Tahoe on Trial: Guatemalan Communities Defend Land and Life”
Llan Carlos Davila, a community leader from Santa Rosa de Lima in Guatemala, will talk about the efforts to peacefully halt the development of Tahoe Resources’ Escobal silver mine and detail the ongoing threats he and other leaders face due to their efforts to halt Tahoe’s expansion in the region.
November 5th and 6th ,11:00 am-8:00 pm on the 5th, 8:30 am-4:30 pm on the 6th – Human Rights Institute: “Tapping into the Right to Water: Affordability, Quality, and Accessibility”
Our 10th annual Human Rights Institute will focus on the right to water and how to apply a human rights framework to advocacy and implementation. The Institute will feature a series of panel discussions and a keynote address on November 5th, followed by a full day of participatory working group meetings on Friday the 6th.
November 18th, 12:00-1:30 pm – Youth Climate Change Dialogue
In collaboration with the international youth organization, Global Potential, PHRGE hosts a Youth Dialogue on Climate Change at NUSL. Using a "Town Hall" style, the dialogue will begin with a short presentation highlighting the urgency of the upcoming climate talks in Paris. The moderator will then open the floor for the youth present to share their own perspectives on how the world should proceed to address this pressing global issue.